The English Country House Garden

Traditional Retreats to Contemporary Masterpieces

The  English Country House Garden
$40.00 / £30.00
Illustrated by:
Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232990
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

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 is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. 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. 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 personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, 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, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.

The author

George Plumptre is an author, journalist, and lecturer, acknowledged as an international authority on gardens and gardening. A former gardening correspondent for the Times, he has been Chief Executive of the National Gardens Scheme since 2010. He has lectured on a wide range of garden subjects in Britain, the USA, and South Africa, and has contributed articles to such publications as Country Life, Homes & Gardens, the Daily Telegraph, Architectural Digest (USA) and Conde Nast House & Garden (South Africa). George's gardening titles include Collins Book of British Gardens, The Latest Country Gardens, Garden Ornament, The Garden Makers, Great Gardens, Great Designers, Classic Planting and Royal Gardens of Europe.

MARCUS HARPUR began his career in book publishing before joining his father, Jerry, to form Harpur Garden Images in 1992, and he photographed gardens around the UK until he died in 2017. A contributing photographer to numerous books and principal photographer on Secret Gardens of East Anglia, How to Garden, Dream Gardens of England and The Winter Garden, he was a frequent contributor to magazines such as Country Life, Gardens Illustrated and House and Garden.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232990
Illustrations: 200 colour and b-w photographs
Size: 9.843 in x 11.614 in / 250 mm x 295 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Make a Pet Bowl Holder Out of a Pallet
Let’s face it, dogs just aren’t tidy eaters. (Well, most aren’t, anyway.) During their happy eating bonanza, water is splashed and drooled onto the floor, bowls are scattered, and paws help spread the mess once the meal is done. Towels and mops are usually involved afterward. Chris Peterson shares a pet bowl holder project in ...
Read More >
The Power of Women – Erika Kotite
Erika Kotite is an editor, writer, and content developer in both print and digital media. Her book, She Sheds, shows women how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. Find out how the women in her life inspire her below. When I was about 8 years old I discovered the Biography section of my town’s public ...
Read More >
Q&A with The Wellness Garden Author Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Her newest book, The Wellness Garden, she  details exactly how she has learned to use her garden as a key tool in her battle with osteoarthritis and other chronic pain issues. We got ...
Read More >
See More Posts