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. 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.
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Stephen Lacey is a longstanding columnist and feature writer for the Telegraph and for 10 years was a regular presenter on BBC Television's Gardeners' World.Review:
"Gardens of the National Trust by Stephen Lacey will give you a great insight into the gardening history of Britain." Garden News
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Book Description National Trust, 1996. Rilegato. Book Condition: nuovo. New. Has some minor shelf wear., Ill. bn: --, Ill. colori: Illustrated throughout in colour, Peso: 1520 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 642-G38