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Great Gardens of London 30 Masterpieces from Private Plots to Palaces

by Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas, Marianne Majerus

Great Gardens of London 30 Masterpieces from Private Plots to Palaces Synopsis

NEW EDITION. London's gardeners are twice blessed: not only do they live in one of the world's most vibrant capitals, it is also one of the most verdant. Gardens of every imaginable style, shape and size abound on rooftops, within palaces, surrounding churches, behind walls - on every piece of dry land - even if it is floating on or lapped by the river Thames. In Great Gardens of London, Victoria Summerley, Marianne Majerus and Hugo Rittson Thomas collaborate to unearth the most fascinating stories of plants and gardeners inside London's most exciting plots. Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best.

Great Gardens of London 30 Masterpieces from Private Plots to Palaces Press Reviews

Many garden lovers make pilgrimages to England to see some of the world's most famous gardens. But those of London are less well known, and some are virtually unknowable, except in the pages of Great Gardens of London. ...this substantial book is laden with photographs, but where it excels is in the author's skill at weaving together history, horticulture and a disparate array of interesting facts. ...the reader is led on a journey which has gardens at its heart, but actually offers more. ...this substantial book is laden with photographs, but where it excels is in the author's skill at weaving together history, horticulture and a disparate array of interesting facts. ...the reader is led on a journey which has gardens at its heart, but actually offers more. Many garden lovers make pilgrimages to England to see some of the world's most famous gardens. But those of London are less well known, and some are virtually unknowable, except in the pages of Great Gardens of London.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711244092
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas, Marianne Majerus
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Gardens (descriptions, history etc),

About Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas, Marianne Majerus

VICTORIA SUMMERLEY is a national newspaper journalist who specialises in writing about gardens and gardening. For the past 13 years she has been executive editor of The Independent. In 2010, she was the winner of the prestigious Garden Media Guild Journalist of the Year award, and she also writes an award-winning blog. Her garden in London was open under the National Gardens Scheme and was featured on BBC Gardeners' World. After 50 years of living and gardening in London, Victoria now lives in the Cotswolds, but regularly returns to the capital. HUGO RITTSON THOMAS is one of the UK's leading portrait photographers. He ...

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