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Hidcote

Graham Pearson

Anna Pavord

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781907892639

Price: £12.99

Publication date: 19 June 2013

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Often described as ‘the most beautiful garden in England’, Hidcote is a jewel in England’s horticultural history. The garden’s creator, Lawrence Johnston, was inspired by many of the Arts and Crafts design ideas at the turn of the 20th century. From 1907 this intriguing American-born plant hunter transformed ten acres of Gloucestershire hillside into one of the world’s most influential gardens, a complex mixture of hedged ‘rooms’ and vistas, lavish planting and simpler, informal areas.

Today it is one of the most popular gardens in the country, with over 130,000 people visiting every year. The book covers the history of this stunning garden, including its fascinating creator who fused planting ideas from various parts of the world while making Hidcote. In addition, Anna Pavord’s text illuminates the garden as it is today with a wonderful literary and visual tour around the garden in spring, summer and autumn. Substsntially revised with new photography in 2013.

Often described as ‘the most beautiful garden in England’, Hidcote is a jewel in England’s horticultural history. The garden’s creator, Lawrence Johnston, was inspired by many of the Arts and Crafts design ideas at the turn of the 20th century. Revised with new photography added in 2013.

 

ABOUT THE Author

Graham Pearson has been working at Hidcote Manor Garden for over ten years, giving visitors a unique insight into the garden and his creator.  His research into Lawrence Johnston and Hidcote garden has taken him to libraries and archives in the UK, France and the USA.

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ABOUT THE Author

Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for the Independent and the author of several books, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller The Tulip. As well as writing for the Observer for twenty years, she has contributed to Country Life, Country Living and Elle Decoration, and is an associate editor of Gardens Illustrated.

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