Author: Kathryn Bradley-Hole
About the book:
Featuring a foreword by the Duke of Devonshire, this gorgeous volume provides an unprecedented in-depth look at the English country garden. Kathryn Bradley-Hole the longtime garden columnist for Country Life takes a fresh look at more than seventy gardens from across England and distills the essence of what makes the English garden style so sought after. Seasonal photographs capture the gardens and is accompanied by sparkling, insightful text. Featuring photographs from the archives of Country Life, the full story of the English garden is here, from medieval monastery gardens to the Victorians and the Arts and Crafts movement to the twenty-first century. Designs by many of the horticultural worlds’ greats are amply featured, including Gertrude Jekyll, Piet Oudolf, and Arne Maynard, as well as gardens famous the world over Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and Great Dixter alongside new and less-well-known ones, many open to the public.
About the author:
Kathryn Bradley-Hole is the author of five books, including the bestselling BBC Garden Lovers Guide to Britain and Lost Gardens of England from the Archives of Country Life. A fellow of The Linnean Society and the author of Country Life s weekly nature notes, her personal gardening interests focus on achieving visual harmony with the broader landscape and creating habitats for wildlife. The Duke of Devonshire resides at Chatsworth House, famous for one of the finest landscapes and gardens in England and home to the Cavendish family since 1549.
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