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My Garden the city and me

My Garden the city and me

The Illustrations for Helen Babbs book on bringing a corner of a London Rooftop to life with flora and fauna.

The illustrations follow the development of the garden through the year from the bleak grey snowbound concrete of winter through the verdant summer and into the Autumn of falling leaves and late fruit. The illustrations also evoke a town bursting with wildlife. Peregrines, foxes and snails, Herons and frogs and butterflies variously pop up through the book to explore the plant life that grows up around the text as spring and summer bloom.

My Garden the city and Me frog
My Garden the city and Me Seedheads
My Garden the city and Me roofgarden