The English Country House Garden: Traditional Retreats to Contemporary Masterpieces (Hardback)
  • The English Country House Garden: Traditional Retreats to Contemporary Masterpieces (Hardback)
zoom

The English Country House Garden: Traditional Retreats to Contemporary Masterpieces (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
£30.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711232990
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1610 g
Dimensions: 295 x 250 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"lively, authoritative text . . . photographs by Marcus Harpur significantly enhance the pleasure of this handsome book . . .consistently inspiring and informative."


"a must-read"

You may also be interested in...

RHS Pruning Plant by Plant
Added to basket
DK
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia
Added to basket
RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.49
Hardback
Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens
Added to basket
RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers
Added to basket
The Complete Gardener
Added to basket
£22.00   £14.99
Paperback
RHS Small Garden Handbook
Added to basket
RHS How to Garden
Added to basket
DK
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening
Added to basket
RHS What Plant When
Added to basket
DK
£10.99
Paperback
The Morville Hours
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
RHS Good Plant Guide
Added to basket
DK
£10.99
Paperback
The Jewel Garden
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Garden Design
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
RHS Grow Fruit and Veg
Added to basket
DK
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.