An exploration of the gardens at Heligan in Cornwall, which describes how the Victorians came to create such a site, how it fell into neglect after the First World War, and how it was rescued and recreated over seventy years later.
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Tim Smit was born in 1954 in Scheveningen, Holland, and educated in the UK. After graduating from Durham University he worked as a county archaeologist before spending ten years as a record producer and composer, successful in Europe, the USA and Japan. In 1987 he and his family moved to Cornwall where, with John Nelson, he was to discover Heligan.Review:
Only the most stony-hearted could resist the power of such an obsession―New Statesman
This is the book for all those people, gardeners and non-gardeners alike, who have visited Heligan and come away inspired and deeply moved by what they have seen. It is every bit as riveting as the garden itself―Country Life
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Book Description ORION, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11057507020X