Walled Gardens

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National Trust #ad - Bbc presenter jules hudson Countryfile, Escape to the Country is passionate about walled gardens. With the first and second world wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today. In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits – ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls.

This book from the national Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.

Walled Gardens #ad - The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine.

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Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries

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Frances Lincoln #ad - The secret gardeners include andrew lloyd webber, anish Kapoor, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeremy Irons, Terry Gilliam, Cath Kidston, Prue Leith, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett. The secret gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, actors, designers, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers.

Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see.

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The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

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Vendome Press #ad - She and her husband, virginia, paul mellon, antigua, one of the wealthiest men in America, Cape Cod, and Upperville, maintained homes in New York, Nantucket, and she designed the gardens at all of them. All of these gardens are featured in the gardens of bunny Mellon, sketches, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, and watercolors, the Mellon estate in Upperville.

She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, at the request of President Kennedy, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design.

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon #ad - Author linda holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014.

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Walled Kitchen Gardens Shire Library

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Shire #ad - With the aid of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-season delicies such as strawberries for Christmas, exotic tropical fruits, and even figs and grapes. Once found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland, many have sadly fallen into disuse and ruin. This highly illustrated book explores a horticultural history spanning hundreds of years, and provides an extensive gazetteer of kitchen gardens that can still be visited today.

The kitchen garden was designed to provide a continual supply not only of fruit, disinfectants, flowers and vegetables, plants for flavouring food and drink, but also of plants that had medicinal and veterinary uses, and those providing dyes, perfumes, narcotics, poisons and pesticides. Their remains can still be seen, others simply abandoned, however: some have been converted to other uses, while a few have been restored to their former glory and productiveness.

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Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World

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Rizzoli #ad - This beautifully photographed book shows where these tastemakers find much of their inspiration—within the serene horticultural havens of their homes. From the lush foliage of the dominican republic to the graceful flowerbeds of america’s East Coast, the charming roses and clipped boxwood of England’s country manors, and the patterned parterres of France’s enchanting Provence region—Gardens of Style illustrates the symbiotic relationship between horticulture and haute couture and between nature’s beautiful forms and those found in interior design.

The result is an alluring compendium of designers’ gardens to delight and inspire readers in turn. Used book in Good Condition. The inspiring private gardens of celebrated fashion and design tastemakers, and how these beautiful sanctuaries have influenced their creative work. Mother nature has always been a grand muse, particularly in the world of fashion and design.

Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World #ad - For instance, the garden of former hermès designer Nicole de Vésian is a sublime weave of patterns and textures, while the garden of Christian Dior features many of the roses that inspired his glamorous gowns. Many fashion designers, from Christian Dior to Carolyne Roehm, have drawn on gardens and their beguiling botanicals to inspire and inform their collections.

. These designers and their interior design counterparts, such as Celerie Kemble, Bunny Williams, and Jeffrey Bilhuber, also like to retreat to their own elegant salon verts to restore their creativity.

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Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden

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Gibbs Smith #ad - A floral gardening guide to the ultra popular peony. With commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow growing advice, and glorious photography, Peonies will appeal to anyone who appreciates the romance of the majestic peony. Georgianna lane, author of Paris in Bloom, is a leading floral photographer whose work also appeared in Vintage Roses.

. Used book in Good Condition. From shawnee chief to top brass, this guide to over 60 varieties of peonies presents an eclectic selection of specimens―from those with the best visual appearance and the most fragrant perfume, to those that are easiest to grow and produce the best cutting flowers. Journalist jane eastoe is author of vintage Roses Gibbs Smith, 2016 plus gardening and outdoor books published by National Trust Books UK.

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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

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Frances Lincoln #ad - A personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England. In this beautifully produced book, as well as an experienced architectural historian, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, and an award-winning photographer. Author and architectural historian, architecture and interiors, revealing their history, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, from castles and manor houses, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, in the company of their devoted owners.

Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public. Each house has their own story, set amongst rolling hills, but their distinctive honey-coloured stone walls, in different ways express the ideals of English life. In the footsteps of artists and designers including humphry and george repton, william Morris, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, and Victorian visionary, Norman Jewson, Clough Williams-Ellis and Oliver Hill, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, and others such as Detmar Blow, which have shaped the English identity.

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Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds

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Frances Lincoln #ad - Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best. Used book in Good Condition. Frances Lincoln. This beautiful corner of england has a rich tradition of garden making, which is explored in this very personal view by photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas and journalist Victoria Summerley, both residents of this green pocket with more than its fair share of beautiful and interesting gardens.

A captivating portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them. Focusing on the counties of gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, this stunning book features 20 gardens designed by some of the leading contemporary garden designers from across the world.

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The English Country House Garden

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White Lion Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some celebrated, some personal, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential.

The english country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. Frances Lincoln. From the victorian grandeur of tyntesfield and cragside, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.

. A pergola, to share secrets, a sundial, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, a croquet lawn, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world.

The English Country House Garden #ad - This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. This book will inspire and delight … the stories of these gardens so compellingly captured by George Plumptre make the reader stop and tarry awhile, marvelling at the energy, the vision and the passion of the people who created gardens such as Hidcote,  Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.

The english garden 'A feast of horticulture and Englishness.

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Our Hearts Are in England

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83 Press #ad - This beautifully designed volume is replete with stories to inspire your own adventures, whether they unfold from your favorite armchair or by plane and train. From the editors of victoria magazine, glorious gardens, Our Hearts Are in England invites you to travel along scenic byways to visit quaint villages, and quintessential cottages.

Filled with lush photography and enchanting prose, this exquisitely bound hardcover book is one to savor as we voyage together in search of England’s very essence. Timeless traditions, including the custom of afternoon tea, reflect a genteel spirit also displayed through the art of needlework and lovingly tended gardens.

Our Hearts Are in England #ad - And what can compare to the elegant appeal of london, Portobello Road, where such notable destinations as The Ritz, and Kensington Palace await? We also step inside the atelier of Catherine Walker & Co. And catherine, princess of Wales, couture designer to British royalty Diana, Duchess of Cambridge. Join us in dreaming of a world of stunning beauty overflowing with heritage, enduring romantic charm, and incomparable grace.

Brew a cup of your favorite blend, and settle in a cozy corner with Our Hearts Are in England to explore―and to celebrate―this treasured isle that we love so well. Through our hearts are in England, homes, enjoy the people, and sites that make England truly remarkable. Become immersed in the victorian splendor of Highclere Castle, the magnificent backdrop for the television series Downton Abbey and its fictional Crawley family, who came to be adored by millions worldwide.

Wonders abound in history-steeped sites, including the former homes of William Morris, leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and literary legends Beatrix Potter in the Lake District and Jane Austen in the sophisticated town of Bath.

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English Garden

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Frances Lincoln #ad - Exploring many garden styles including formality, the book discusses themes such as colour, the cottage garden and recent phenomena such as New Naturalism, ornament and foreign influences, water, the Arts and Crafts style, the landscape tradition, as well as such defining characteristics as the very English urge to grow flowers and the nation's love of roses.

Used book in Good Condition. Visit some of the best english gardens without moving from your armchair with this best-selling classic which features over 350 colour photographs. Frances Lincoln. Gardening writer ursula buchan has combined forces with garden photographer Andrew Lawson to explore the English garden and capture its richness and diversity, explaining the historical trends and the work of garden makers of the past that have shaped the English gardens we see today.

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