Listen to the Land

Louise Wrinkle

An engaging, informative, and poignant memoir of a life spent tending one particular property, a woodland oasis in Alabama. Louise Agee Wrinkle grew up on this land, returned to it in mid-life, and has, for the last 30 years, tended it with care and creativity, according to her philosophy of allowing the land to speak for itself.

The first edition is technically sold out but individual copies may be found online. Plans for a second edition are underway. Click here to email us with your interest in purchasing a copy of Listen to the Land, when additional copies become available.

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  • The Foundation for Landscape Studies at Annual Luncheon in Central Park, New York City, May 8, 2019 named Louise A. Wrinkle Place Maker for 2019. Read More >
  • Forthcoming featured garden in the Garden Conservancy's The Suzanne and Frederic Rheinstein Garden Documentation Program (2024). View trailer >

Press Coverage

Published by PMT Publishing

I think that family, friends, garden club members, master gardeners, and other serious gardeners will find this book inspiring and informative.

- Neil Odenwald, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, past Director,
Robert S. Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University

The Plant Profiles will be valuable to any gardener. This is not just a list of plants with descriptions, but rather examples that Wrinkle has or had in her garden, and her personal experiences with them.

- John Alex Floyd, Jr., Ph.D.,
Retired Editor in Chief, Southern Living

This is a coming-of-age story that spans a lifetime and is a must-read for any avid gardener today.

- Fred Spicer, Executive Vice President and Director,
Chicago Botanic Garden

Listen to the Land Cover

Upcoming Events

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Book Launch Party

November 30, 2017, 6 to 8 pm
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Previous Events

Sunday, Nov 18 2018, 3 to 4 pm
Homewood Public Library,
Round Auditorium
Author Appearance and Book signing

Sat, Dec 16 2017, 11 to 1 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden Gift Shop

Sun, Dec 10 2017, 2 to 4 pm
Smith's Variety

Thur, Dec 7 2017, 6 to 8 pm
Cosmopolitan Club Library, NYC

Wed, Dec 6 2017
Garden Club of America, NYC

Sun, Dec 3 2017, 2 to 4 pm
Little Professor Book Center, Homewood, AL

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