Clearly gardening is a hot topic for Hollywood celebs and British royalty alike. As Prince Charles’ new book The Elements of Organic Gardening hits U.S. bookshelves on Tuesday, it is clear that the Prince has a loyal green thumb that he has been nurturing for years – 26 years to be exact. The book describes the many organic practices he has learned over the years from his Highgrove estate which he purchased shortly before his marriage to Diana Spencer. One critic found the breadth of scientific information in such a user friendly format appealing:
For Prince Charles, heir to England’s throne, organic gardening is a long-held passion, not merely his pastime of the moment. He has long espoused environmentally sound practices – in homebuilding, farming and nature conservation. Think of him as the Al Gore of the British Isles. He opens his gardens at Highgrove, his country home in Gloucestershire, to thousands of visitors annually to raise money for his charities, including those that support sustainability and conservation.
As the gardening trend sprouts into Hollywood, the Prince can hopefully provide some helpful hints to help ground some of the Hollywood hysteria for starlets and even simple folk like ourselves, and dump it in the compost pile!