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Lost Gardens of England by Kathryn Bradley-Hole

Lost Gardens of England

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Lost Gardens of England by Kathryn Bradley-Hole

Over the course of the twentieth century, Country Life's influential weekly articles on gardens have resulted in an unrivalled archive of gardening history, which forms the basis for this book. The ephemeral nature of gardens means that they can very easily become 'lost'. The 45 lost English gardens illustrated and discussed in detail are organised by region and cover a wide range of period and style from the 1890s through to the 1930s, revealing the magic of Victorian and Edwardian garden design. Beautifully reproduced in duotone, the 160 stunning photographs bear testament to the rich and varied heritage of English gardens and of the people who created them. Kathryn Bradley-Hole has revisited the locations and her carefully researched, perceptive text explains their background and their fate.


'A fascinating, if melancholic, tribute to 45 gardens'
Sunday Telegraph

'This is a book I have been waiting for ... delectable ... a feast'
Roy Strong Country Life

About the Author

Kathryn Bradley-Hole is the gardens editor of Country Life. Renowned for her perceptive views on British Gardening, she was for ten years a gardening correspondent on the Daily Telegraph, earning two awards from the Garden Writers' Guild. She has contributed to many books, including The Reader's Digest New Encyclopedia of Garden Plants & Flowers, and is the author of Lost Gardens of England, Stone, Rock and Gravel: Natural Features for Modern Gardens, The Daily Telegraph Weekend Gardening and The Garden Lovers' Guide to Britain.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th May 2004


Kathryn Bradley-Hole

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Aurum Press Ltd


192 pages


Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
Landscape art & architecture



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