Description Description A personal tour of 20 of the UK’s most beguiling gardens in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, the counties that exemplify ‘the garden of England’.
In these three counties a wealth of history and horticulture has combined with geography in the shape of rolling landscapes, wooded valleys and meandering waterways, to provide some of the most beguiling and interesting gardens in the United Kingdom.
They are in villages and towns, as well as in deep countryside, and all are privately owned. Some have been in the possession of the same family for many generations, while others have recently been transformed by new owners. Some open for the National Gardens Scheme, while others are open privately and in some cases for just the occasional day for charity.
The stunning gardens explored in this visually rich guide include: Arundel Castle, Borde Hill, Denmans; Gravetye Manor; Munstead Wood; Parham; Reighton Wood; and Sussex Prairie. The book also includes an extensive compendium of must-see gardens in the area with location advice, to enable readers to plan a more elaborate tour of this fertile garden area.
Filled with stunning, specially commissioned photographs, Secret Gardens of the South East is a unique guide that opens the gates to the most intriguing gardens in this part of England.