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Cambridge College Gardens

by Tim Richardson, Clive Boursnell

Cambridge College Gardens Synopsis

For students and alumni, their families, Cambridge locals and for lovers of private gardens, Tim Richardson's book on the most exquisite gardens in and around the university of Cambridge's colleges combines brilliant research and elegant prose with stunning photography by Clive Boursnell. Following on the heels of Oxford College Gardens, this book invites an armchair appreciation of the history, horticulture and atmosphere that these hallowed gardens provide. The gardens are as rich and varied as the colleges themselves, often set within stunning architecture, and include formal quadrangles, naturalistic planting, walled gardens, rooftop oases, productive plots and watermeadows as well as the private spaces enjoyed exclusively by the college masters, porters and fellows.

Cambridge College Gardens Press Reviews

'Look no further than Cambridge College Gardens by Tim Richard son, with photo graphs by Clive Boursnell and Marcus Harpur, in which the author describes Cambridge's less visited treasures.With better soil than in Oxford, and fewer cluttered settings, these are truly dreamy gardens with fascinating histories.' * Daily Mail * 'Terrifically observant, engaged and opinionated; a revelation even for those who think they know these colleges and their gardens.' * Evening Standard *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711238510
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Tim Richardson, Clive Boursnell
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Gardens (descriptions, history etc), Landscape art & architecture,

About Tim Richardson, Clive Boursnell

Tim Richardson is a writer who specializes in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life, and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazine New Eden and Country Life Gardens. He contributes to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of Phaidon's The Garden Book, Vanguard Landscapes Gardens of Martha Schwartz, English Gardens of the 20th Century and Arcadian Friends: the Makers of the English Landscape Garden. He is also the author of The New English Garden (Frances ...

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