England’s Gardens: A Modern History

Parker, Stephen


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Discover the iconic and enduring beauty of English gardens, the people who made them, and the legacy they leave

We may all feel we know what an \”English\” garden is, but do we really?

England’s Gardens offers a holistic, modern-day tour and an update on the history of some of the most iconic, enduring, and influential gardens across the country.

This book will help you get to know England’s gardens up close and personal. Garden historian Stephen Parker leads you through England’s horticultural history, unearthing the cultural context and hidden stories behind the gardens, and bringing lesser-known garden makers to the fore. Parker explores the making of the so-called \”English\” garden – from its origins in the formal splendour of stately homes, all the way to climate-change resilience and future-facing designs of the modern era.

Discover the best gardens to visit with case studies showcasing everything England’s gardens have to offer through stunning contemporary photography, careful analysis of planting schemes and garden makers’ creative influences. From iconic sites like Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, to more unusual examples such as Plaz Metaxu and the Laskett – this book celebrates England’s gardens in all their glorious diversity, sublime beauty, and exuberant eccentricity.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Imprint: DK
Publication date: 29/06/2023

ISBN: 9780241611579 Category: