Walled Gardens

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National Trust #ad - In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits – ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls. Bbc presenter jules hudson Countryfile, Escape to the Country is passionate about walled gardens. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.

Walled Gardens #ad - The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine. With the first and second world wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today.

This book from the national Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history.

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Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries

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Frances Lincoln #ad - The secret gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, actors, composers, playwrights, producers, designers, sculptors and fashion designers. The secret gardeners include andrew lloyd webber, jeremy Irons, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Terry Gilliam, Cath Kidston, Anish Kapoor, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.

Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see.

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The Gardens of Bunny Mellon

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Vendome Press #ad - Author linda holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014. She and her husband, paul mellon, nantucket, maintained homes in New York, one of the wealthiest men in America, Antigua, Cape Cod, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. All of these gardens are featured in the gardens of bunny Mellon, sketches, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, and watercolors, the Mellon estate in Upperville.

She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, at the request of President Kennedy, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. Throughout her long and storied life, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s greatest passion was garden design.

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Walled Kitchen Gardens Shire Library

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Shire #ad - Their remains can still be seen, however: some have been converted to other uses, others simply abandoned, while a few have been restored to their former glory and productiveness. The kitchen garden was designed to provide a continual supply not only of fruit, and those providing dyes, flowers and vegetables, plants for flavouring food and drink, but also of plants that had medicinal and veterinary uses, disinfectants, narcotics, perfumes, poisons and pesticides.

Once found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland, many have sadly fallen into disuse and ruin. Used book in Good Condition. This highly illustrated book explores a horticultural history spanning hundreds of years, and provides an extensive gazetteer of kitchen gardens that can still be visited today.

Walled Kitchen Gardens Shire Library #ad - With the aid of heated glasshouses, exotic tropical fruits, there would be out-of-season delicies such as strawberries for Christmas, and even figs and grapes.

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Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World

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Rizzoli #ad - For instance, the garden of former hermès designer Nicole de Vésian is a sublime weave of patterns and textures, while the garden of Christian Dior features many of the roses that inspired his glamorous gowns. These designers and their interior design counterparts, such as Celerie Kemble, Bunny Williams, and Jeffrey Bilhuber, also like to retreat to their own elegant salon verts to restore their creativity.

. The result is an alluring compendium of designers’ gardens to delight and inspire readers in turn. This beautifully photographed book shows where these tastemakers find much of their inspiration—within the serene horticultural havens of their homes. From the lush foliage of the dominican republic to the graceful flowerbeds of america’s East Coast, the charming roses and clipped boxwood of England’s country manors, and the patterned parterres of France’s enchanting Provence region—Gardens of Style illustrates the symbiotic relationship between horticulture and haute couture and between nature’s beautiful forms and those found in interior design.

Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Many fashion designers, from Christian Dior to Carolyne Roehm, have drawn on gardens and their beguiling botanicals to inspire and inform their collections. The inspiring private gardens of celebrated fashion and design tastemakers, and how these beautiful sanctuaries have influenced their creative work.

Mother nature has always been a grand muse, particularly in the world of fashion and design.

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Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Georgianna lane, author of Paris in Bloom, is a leading floral photographer whose work also appeared in Vintage Roses. A floral gardening guide to the ultra popular peony. Journalist jane eastoe is author of vintage Roses Gibbs Smith, 2016 plus gardening and outdoor books published by National Trust Books UK.

From shawnee chief to top brass, this guide to over 60 varieties of peonies presents an eclectic selection of specimens―from those with the best visual appearance and the most fragrant perfume, to those that are easiest to grow and produce the best cutting flowers. With commentary on each bloom, and glorious photography, easy-to-follow growing advice, Peonies will appeal to anyone who appreciates the romance of the majestic peony.

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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

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Frances Lincoln #ad - Each house has their own story, but their distinctive honey-coloured stone walls, set amongst rolling hills, in different ways express the ideals of English life. A personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England. Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public.

Author and architectural historian, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, architecture and interiors, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, from castles and manor houses, Jeremy Musson, revealing their history, offer privileged access to twenty houses, in the company of their devoted owners.

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds #ad - In the footsteps of artists and designers including humphry and george repton, norman Jewson, who inspired the arts and crafts movement, and Victorian visionary, William Morris, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, and others such as Detmar Blow, Clough Williams-Ellis and Oliver Hill, which have shaped the English identity.

Used book in Good Condition. In this beautifully produced book, they can now be enjoyed through the eyes of their owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award-winning photographer.

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Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds

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Frances Lincoln #ad - This beautiful corner of england has a rich tradition of garden making, which is explored in this very personal view by photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas and journalist Victoria Summerley, both residents of this green pocket with more than its fair share of beautiful and interesting gardens. Focusing on the counties of gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, this stunning book features 20 gardens designed by some of the leading contemporary garden designers from across the world.

Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best. Used book in Good Condition. A captivating portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them.

Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds #ad - Frances Lincoln.

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The English Country House Garden

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White Lion Publishing #ad - From the victorian grandeur of tyntesfield and cragside, to new gardens by dan pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, in the same family since the 17th century, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.

Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, some celebrated, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some personal, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential.

The English Country House Garden #ad - This book will inspire and delight … the stories of these gardens so compellingly captured by George Plumptre make the reader stop and tarry awhile, the vision and the passion of the people who created gardens such as Hidcote, marvelling at the energy,  Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. The english garden 'A feast of horticulture and Englishness.

House & garden 'tells the tale of the English Country House Gardens over the past 500 years expertly and informatively. Countryside Magazine 'Sure to become a classic. Garden design journal gardening Book of the Year 2014 Daily TelegraphRevised and updated edition. Frances Lincoln. Used book in Good Condition.

A pergola, a croquet lawn, a sundial, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea.

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Our Hearts Are in England

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83 Press #ad - Behind the brick walls and hedges surrounding the David Austin rose gardens in Shropshire, techniques for their care and cultivation from expert garden designer Michael Marriott mingle with the heady redolence of hundreds of exquisite blossoms. Filled with lush photography and enchanting prose, this exquisitely bound hardcover book is one to savor as we voyage together in search of England’s very essence.

From rolling hills dotted with sheep in the Cotswolds to charming little towns clustered along the country’s rugged shorelines, peaceful villages beckon us to slow down and drink in their pastoral beauty. Frances Lincoln. This beautifully designed volume is replete with stories to inspire your own adventures, whether they unfold from your favorite armchair or by plane and train.

Our hearts are in england offers an impassioned salute to one of our most cherished destinations. Brew a cup of your favorite blend, and settle in a cozy corner with Our Hearts Are in England to explore―and to celebrate―this treasured isle that we love so well. From the editors of victoria magazine, Our Hearts Are in England invites you to travel along scenic byways to visit quaint villages, glorious gardens, and quintessential cottages.

Our Hearts Are in England #ad - Timeless traditions, including the custom of afternoon tea, reflect a genteel spirit also displayed through the art of needlework and lovingly tended gardens. Wonders abound in history-steeped sites, leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement, including the former homes of William Morris, and literary legends Beatrix Potter in the Lake District and Jane Austen in the sophisticated town of Bath.

And what can compare to the elegant appeal of london, where such notable destinations as The Ritz, Portobello Road, and Kensington Palace await? We also step inside the atelier of Catherine Walker & Co.

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On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist

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Artisan #ad - Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist. Frances Lincoln. Used book in Good Condition. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected—like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup—and to overturn preconceptions, whether she’s transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centerpiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks.

A singular, personal celebration of the beauty and possibilities of nature   Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us—in leaves, seedpods, branches, a fallen blossom—to tell a story of time and place.

On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist #ad - We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family’s summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto.

Merrick begins on flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions.

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