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An unprecedented in-depth look at the English garden by one of Britain s foremost garden writers and authorities, this book showcases the enduring appeal of the English garden whose verdant lawns and borders of colorful plants are the inspiration for garden lovers worldwide. Kathryn Bradley-Hole the longtime garden columnist for Country Life takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after. Seasonal photographs capture the gardens some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some rarely photographed at their finest moments, accompanied by sparkling, insightful text. Featuring photographs from the unparalleled archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural world s greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Capability Brown, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.
|Publication date:||1st October 2019|
|Author:||Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Duke of Devonshire|
|Publisher:||Rizzoli International Publications|
|Categories:||Gardens (descriptions, history etc),|
Kathryn Bradley-Hole is the author of five books, including the bestselling BBC Garden Lovers Guide to Britain and Lost Gardens of England from the Archives of Country Life. A fellow of The Linnean Society and the author of Country Life s weekly nature notes, her personal gardening interests focus on achieving visual harmony with the broader landscape and creating habitats for wildlife. The Duke of Devonshire resides at Chatsworth House, famous for one of the finest landscapes and gardens in England and home to the Cavendish family since 1549.More About Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Duke of Devonshire