Tim Richardson

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Tim Richardson, author of Sweets: The History of Temptation, is the world's first international confectionery historian. He also writes about gardens, landscape and theatre, and contributes to the Daily Telegraph, Country Life, The Idler, House & Garden, Garden Design Journal and Wallpaper. He lives in North London.

He wrote and performed comedy at Oxford University in the 1980s in a revue group called The Seven Raymonds with Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, and Michael Cosgrave.


  • The garden book (2002)
  • The Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden (2007) (Read a review from The Guardian newspaper).
  • Avant Gardeners: 50 Visionaries of the Contemporary Landscape (2008)