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Why are millennials so obsessed with gardening?

A perceptive hobby-memoir might encourage even more of us to get planting

Alice Vincent wants us to get our hands dirty Image: detail of book cover

Alice Vincent wants us to get our hands dirty Image: detail of book cover

Despite her rural upbringing, Alice Vincent says she was “fairly plant-blind” until one night, in her student room at Newcastle, the smell of basil hit her “nose as if it were a wave that had knocked out her legs.” Later, she became an avid gardener, wrote about it in the Telegraph and is now considered an expert, part of the millennial fascination with…

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