In this updated revision of classic work, Ursula Buchan, Known for her perceptive, witty and readable garden writing, has joined forces with exceptional garden photographer Andrew Lawson, to explore the English garden and capture something of its extraordinary richness, quality and diversity. With the focus mainly on garden open to visitors, she examines the historical trends and the work of garden makers, past and present, that have shaped the English garden we see today.
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Visit some of the best English gardens without moving from your armchair with this best-selling classic which features over 350 colour photographs. 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. Exploring many garden styles including formality, the landscape tradition, the Arts and Crafts style, the cottage garden and recent phenomena such as New Naturalism, the book discusses themes such as colour, water, ornament and foreign influences, as well as such defining characteristics as the very English urge to grow flowers and the nation's love of roses.
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