PROJECT: Who Loves A Garden Still His Eden...

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Maroon and Teal Journal

Browsing back through my images for #ThrowbackThursday on Instagram has prompted me to write another post in the PROJECT blog series.

I remember binding this bespoke journal last summer. It was a suprise retirement gift for a gentleman leaving his profession to help run a charity that supports The Plantation Garden, a Grade II English Heritage Victorian 'secret' garden in the city of Norwich.

The Plantation Garden Norwich

The title page aptly featured a quotation from Amos Bronson Alcott, the 19th century American writer, philosopher, reformer, and father of Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women):

"Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps"

The client requested this glossy Maroon goatskin with Teal binding thread; a delicious colour combination I hadn't tried before. Thank goodness she chose it as it's one of my favourites, now. (I often think that without my bespoke clients I'd make nothing but white books.)

You can see more images of the book and purchase a similar one here.

And if you're in Norwich, you know where to go! The Garden receives no regular funding from outside sources and meets its annual costs largely from membership fees, entry fees, sales of refreshments and merchandise, and income from special events, so please visit if you can.


+44 (0) 7748 759 371

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
Miniature Journals

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Simple Wrap Journals

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape