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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lacey, Stephen, 1957-
Gardens of the National Trust.
[London] : National Trust ; New York : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen Lacey; Marilyn Inglis; National Trust (Great Britain)
|ISBN:||0810963213 9780810963214 0707801419 9780707801414|
|Description:||320 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Stephen Lacey ; foreword by John Sales ; edited by Marilyn Inglis.|
Describing the present state of each, and placing it firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain. All the major periods are represented: a knot garden from a 1640 design at Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire; great estate gardens such as Blickling, Cliveden, Killerton and Powis; magnificent eighteenth-century landscapes such as "Capability" Brown's Petworth in Sussex as well as Stourhead, Stowe and Studley Royal; Victorian gardens like Biddulph Grange in.
Staffordshire with a wealth of new plants introduced from all over the globe; and the outstanding gardens of this century, such as Nymans in Sussex, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, and Hidcote in Gloucestershire. This superbly designed volume serves as a practical guide to National Trust gardens as well as a source of reference and inspiration. Every entry gives details of soil and climate, while an appendix includes tables listing the special features of each garden. Last.
But by no means least, the beauty of the gardens is conveyed in superb full-color images taken by leading photographers.