Newly Published Memoirs from Michael Cooling
Arthur Cooling: From Smallholding to Garden Centre is a great read for anyone interested in the history of Coolings. In his first book, Michael Cooling wrote an autobiographical account of the evolution of Coolings Nurseries from its humble beginnings to his retirement in 2002.
Now Michael delights us with this memoir of his father’s (Arthur Cooling) dedication to building the Coolings business despite many challenges along the way. He explains how, after he had joined his father in the business, they were able, though not without the occasional difference of opinion, to navigate successfully the many changes in gardening technology and customer expectations that eventually led to one of Britain’s first garden centres.
Arthur Coolings: From Smallholding to Garden Centre is available now (while stocks last).
£6 (RRP £7.50). A great gift for regular Coolings Customers.
Related title: ‘Blooming Wonderful’ is a personal history of Coolings Nurseries. Written by Michael Cooling.