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Secret Gardens of the National Trust
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By: National Trust Books.   2017-03-09

Gardens of the National Trust 2016 (National Trust Home & Garden)
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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 revised to embrace recent restorations, to introduce recently acquired properties, and to showcase superb new photography. New entries featured include Dyffryn Gardens, a magnificent example of Edwardian garden design, Tredegar House, situated in its 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, and the Arts and Crafts charm of Stoneywell. 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.
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By: National Trust Books.   2016-03-10

Inspirational Gardens Through the Seasons
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By: National Trust Books.   2014-09-04

The Book of Pears: The Definitive History and Guide to over 500 varieties
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This wonderfully unique book is an indispensable and one-of-a-kind guide. It tells the story of the pear from its delightful taste and wonderful appearance to breeding and cultivation, following the fruit's journey through history and around the world. Beautifully illustrated with 40 botanical watercolour paintings by Elisabeth Dowle, the Book of Pears is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the pear. Moving through continents and cultures, Joan Morgan celebrates the pear's long history as both a fresh and cooking fruit. Revealing the secrets of the pear as a status symbol, some of the most celebrated fruit growers in history, and how the pear came to be so important as an international commodity. The pear directory, which makes up the second half of the book, covers the world's ancient and modern varieties, each with full tasting notes and historical, geographical and horticultural detail.
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By: Ebury Press.   2015-10-15

Britain's Wildflowers
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By: National Trust Books.   2017-04-13

Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden
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Author: Vita Sackville West & Sarah Raven
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Between 1946 and 1957 Vita Sackville-West wrote a weekly Observer column about her gardening life at Sissinghurst. Now, with additional material by Sarah Raven (who, with her husband Adam Nicolson - Vita's grandson - has, of course, lived at Sissinghurst) Vita's writings are once again collected, along with many illustrations both original and new. The book describes the labour of creating of what has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world - at the same time showing how gardeners everywhere can use some Vita's (and Sarah's) ideas in their own garden planning.

Publisher:  Virago
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By: Virago.   2014-03-06

The Wonder of the North: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (National Trust Monographs)
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Dubbed "the Wonder of the North" in 1732, the National Trust's Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate (now a World Heritage Site) encompasses one of the largest, most magnificent and beautiful designed landscapes ever created. This richly illustrated volume charts the landscape's history from the first arrival of prehistoric hunters, via medieval monasticism, the Dissolution of the monasteries, eighteenth-century aestheticism and scandal, and the first ages of mass tourism, to the present day. At the heart of the story lies the rise and fall of England's largest Cistercian monastery and how that shaped the origins of the Aislabie family's breathtaking gardens. Their Studley Royal was at the forefront of every emergent landscape gardening fashion between 1670 and 1800. The book also describes the dramatic history of the family and the monumental scale of their achievements in this field, extending over many dozens of square miles of North Yorkshire - far beyond the limits of the garden as it is seen today (reduced to serve the more limited needs of Victorian day-trippers). The Wonder of the North brings social and garden history together with archaeology to reveal Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal - too often seen as "just" a ruined medieval monastery - as one of the world's greatest artistic creations. Mark Newman has been the National Trust's archaeological adviser for Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate since 1988. He was also resident there, living in Fountains Hall from 1988-1995.
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By: Boydell Press.   2015-10-15

Capability Brown: And His Landscape Gardens
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One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was known to many as 'The Omnipotent Magician' who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.
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By: National Trust Books.   2016-04-14

Britain's Tree Story
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Britain's Tree Story A lavishly illustrated tribute to Britain's oldest, largest and most famous trees told through legends, history and literature. Full description
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By: National Trust Books.   2011-09-27

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History
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Title: Sissinghurst <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Adam Nicolson <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks
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By: HarperPress.   2009-09-03


 

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