British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Gardens and the People by Katie Campbell

By Katie Campbell

British Gardens in Time takes 4 iconic gardens, each one a manufactured from its age, and gives a desirable window into the creators and occasions that formed them. The tales in their construction contain obsession, break out, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, financial ruin and catastrophe. In unravelling those impressive tales we achieve again over the centuries to determine those nice gardens via clean eyes.

From the incredible panorama backyard at Stowe created through Bridgeman, Kent and Lancelot 'Capability' Brown; the Victorian masterpiece of Biddulph Grange; the romantic Arts & Crafts retreat at Nymans; and Christopher Lloyd's plantsman's paradise at nice Dixter, you are going to pay attention of event, innovation and visionary people who replaced the best way we create our gardens and the crops we grow.

Author Katie Campbell weaves the tales of those 4 exemplary gardens right into a heritage of British gardening from the earliest cultivated areas to the current day, exploring traits, impacts and pioneers. interesting old element and atmospheric storytelling make this a compelling read.

British Gardens in Time contains a foreword by way of CHRIS BEARDSHAW, particularly commissioned images via NATHAN HARRISON, and large archive illustrations. writer KATIE CAMPBELL lectures greatly, leads backyard excursions and writes at the social heritage of gardening. Her different books released through Frances Lincoln are Icons of Twentieth-Century panorama layout and Paradise of Exiles.

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