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Gardens of the National Trust new edition By Stephen Lacey

Gardens of the National Trust new edition by Stephen Lacey

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Summary

In this book Stephen Lacey paints a vivid historical and horticultural picture of many of the National Trust's most popular gardens and places them firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain.

Gardens of the National Trust new edition Summary

Gardens of the National Trust new edition: Guide to the most beautiful gardens by Stephen Lacey

The National Trust has the finest collection of gardens in the United Kingdom. In this book Stephen Lacey paints a vivid historical and horticultural picture of the individual gardens, placing them firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain.

All the major periods and styles of garden design are represented, ranging from the formality of early gardens such as Hanbury Hall and Ham House, magnificent 18th-century landscapes like Stowe and Croome Park and the heady Victorian creations of Biddulph Grange and Waddesdon Manor to the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as Nymans, Hidcote Manor and Sissinghurst Castle.

Much has happened in the gardens of the National Trust since the last revision of this book, and this edition has been substantially revised to embrace recent restorations - notably of walled kitchen gardens in numerous properties - to introduce recently acquired properties, and to showcase superb new photography. Nine gardens make their debut in this new edition, the Trust having acquired Seaton Delaval Hall, Sunnycroft, Godolphin, Quarry Bank House and parts of the surrounding Styal estate, and undertaken improvements at Treasurer's House, Goddards, Wordsworth House and Sheringham. Woolbeding also opens for the first time, presenting the work of more contemporary garden designers. The book serves as a practical guide as well as a source of inspiration. Each entry gives details of soil type and climate and an appendix includes many other gardens to visit. In addition, there are practical features on different aspects of gardening, written by National Trust head gardeners. Glorious colour photographs illustrate the entries, complementing the text to bring the gardens to life.

Gardens of the National Trust new edition Reviews

"Gardens of the National Trust by Stephen Lacey will give you a great insight into the gardening history of Britain." Garden News

About Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey is one of Britain's best-known garden writers. He is a long-standing columnist and feature writer for The Daily Telegraph and for ten years was a regular presenter on BBC Television's Gardeners' World. He lives in London and has a garden in north Wales.

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GOR003780830
9781907892097
1907892095
Gardens of the National Trust new edition: Guide to the most beautiful gardens by Stephen Lacey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2011-07-21
416
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