Secret Gardens

by Claire Massett, National Trust Books

secret-gardensAbout this book: 

  • Beautifully illustrated with both general images and plant portraits, it will appeal to both the gardener and the lover of history not to mention book lovers too – one chapter concentrates on the garden retreats of famous writers.
  • Includes gardens grand and small across the UK, including Overbeck’s, The Homewood and Snowshill Manor.
  • Also features rare and almost impossible to reach gardens (open one day a year, for example).

A whimsical and beautiful book celebrating these hidden gems of the National Trust – from specially made secret gardens to overlooked corners of famous gardens and re-discovered lost gardens. Stunning photographs of the Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens are accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. The book will include secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck’s in Devon, Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions, and Monk’s House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.

eBook ISBN: 9781911358299
Print ISBN: 9781909881907
Print price: £14.99

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Print Book available from Pavilion Small

 

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