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Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Secret Gardens of East Anglia Author Barbara Segall
ISBN-10 9781781012369
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 144
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The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known. Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman and national treasure Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered. Featured gardens include: -COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms -HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island -KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse -RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden -THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate - ULTING WICK Thousands of tulips against a backdrop of black wooden barns -WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse -WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house.



Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Secret Gardens of East Anglia Author Barbara Segall
ISBN-10 0711238596
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 144
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The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known. Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered. Featured gardens include: -COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms -HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island -KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse -RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden -THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate -WICKHAM PLACE FARM Wisteria flourishing on a centuries-old garden wall -WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse -WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house



Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens Author Claire Masset
ISBN-10 9781911358299
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 192
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A whimsical and beautiful book celebrating these hidden gems of the National Trust – from specially made secret gardens to overlooked corners of famous gardens and re-discovered lost gardens. Stunning photographs of the Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens are accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. The book will include secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck’s in Devon, Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions, and Monk’s House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.



The Secret Gardeners

The Secret Gardeners Author Victoria Summerley
ISBN-10 0711237638
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 272
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The Secret Gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see. The Secret Gardeners include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.



Secret Houses of the Cotswolds

Secret Houses of the Cotswolds Author Jeremy Musson
ISBN-10 9781781012413
Release 2018-03-01
Pages 144
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Secret Houses of the Cotswolds is a personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling houses in this much loved area of western England, defined by its distinctive honey-coloured stone, rolling hills, picturesque villages and the most traditional English landscape. Author and architectural historian, Jeremy Musson, and Cotswolds-based photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, offer privileged access to twenty houses, from castles and manor houses, by way of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions, revealing their history, architecture and interiors, in the company of their devoted owners. In the footsteps of artists and designers from Georgian designers such as William Kent to Victorian visionary, William Morris, founder of the arts and crafts movement, we find a series of fascinating country houses of different sizes and atmospheres, which have shaped the English identity, and in different ways express the ideals of English life. Most of the houses included here are privately owned and not usually open to the public, and all of these houses featured in this book can be enjoyed through the eyes of owners, as well as an experienced architectural historian, and an award-winning photographer.



The English Country House Garden

The English Country House Garden Author George Plumptre
ISBN-10 0711239762
Release 2018-10-01
Pages 208
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Revised and updated edition. There is something special about the English country house garden: from its quiet verdant lawns to its high yew hedges, this is a style much-desired and copied around the world. The English country house is most often conceived as a private, intimate place, a getaway from working life. A pergola, a sundial, a croquet lawn, a herbaceous border of soft planting; here is a space to wander and relax, to share secrets, and above all to enjoy afternoon tea. But even the most peaceful of gardens also take passion and hard work to create. This new book takes a fresh look at the English country house garden, starting with the owners and the stories behind the making of the gardens. Glorious photographs capture the gardens at their finest moments through the seasons, and a sparkling and erudite text presents twenty-five gardens - some grand, some personal, some celebrated, some never-before-photographed - to explore why this garden style has been so very enduring and influential. From the Victorian grandeur of Tyntesfield and Cragside, to the Arts & Crafts simplicity of Rodmarton Manor and Charleston; from Scampston, in the same family since the 17th century, to new gardens by Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith; and with favourites such as Hidcote and Great Dixter alongside new discoveries, this book will be a delicious treat for garden-lovers.



Place making

Place making Author John Phibbs
ISBN-10 9781848023666
Release 2017-05-22
Pages 384
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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely acclaimed for his genius in his own day and his influence on the culture of England has arguably been as great as that of Turner, Telford and Wordsworth. Yet, although Brown has had his biographers, his work has generated very little analysis. Brown was prolific; he has had a direct influence on half a million acres of England and Wales. The astonishing scale of his work means that he did not just transform the English countryside, but also our idea of what it is to be English and what England is. His work is everywhere, but goes largely unnoticed. His was such a naturalistic style that all his best work was mistaken for untouched nature. This has made it very difficult to see and understand. Visitors to Brown landscapes do not question the existence of the parkland he created and there has been little professional or academic analysis of his work. This book for the first time looks at the motivation behind Brown’s landscapes and questions their value and structure whilst at the same time placing him within the English landscape tradition. It aims primarily to make landscape legible, to show people where to stand, what to look at and how to see.



Hidden Villages of Britain

Hidden Villages of Britain Author Clare Gogerty
ISBN-10 9781849944878
Release 2018-02-15
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The official TV-tie in to the popular Channel 4 programme 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages' Explore the most interesting and beautiful examples of British village life in this lavishly illustrated book, published as a companion volume to the highly successful Channel 4 television series, 'Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages'. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and dust jackets from Brian Cook's iconic designs, the book explores the villages as they appeared then and now. It's hard not to be enchanted by rural villages. From thatched roofs, charming churches, bunting, cream teas and the local landscape, they capture our imaginations. Structured by region, this book follows Penelope's journey through Britain across all four series, including the idyllic villages found in the Costwolds, the cosy cottages of East Anglia and the treasures nestled in the North Yorkshire moors. Pictured alongside Brian Cook's iconic illustrations, Hidden Villages of Britain takes you through the fascinating history and the curious customs and characters unique to each village and how they survive in the present. From bog snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells and gravy wrestling in Stacksteads to cheese rolling down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth and dwile flocking (where contestants seek to soak their opponents with a beer-soaked cloth outside the village pub), snippets of the history, life and traditions of each village are fully explored. Whether you are looking for a place for your next holiday, a guide to Britain's rural landscape or have a love for Britain's most inspirational settings, this book is perfect for the armchair traveller.



Norfolk Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Norfolk Gardens and Designed Landscapes Author Patsy Dallas
ISBN-10 1905119925
Release 2013
Pages 460
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Norfolk Gardens is a celebration of the rich history of gardens and parks in the county of Norfolk – a kind of 'Pevsner's Guide' for lovers of designed landscape.



The Horticulturist

The Horticulturist Author John Loudon
ISBN-10 9781429013680
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 724
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""This 1871 volume, a revision and enlargement by William Robinson of John Loudon's original text, is a classic work on the growth and management of fruits and vegetables.""



What Have I Done

What Have I Done Author Amanda Prowse
ISBN-10 9781781852156
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 336
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Kathryn Brooker is the headmaster's wife. While her husband spends his days disciplining unruly teenagers in the grand halls of Mountbriers Academy, Kathryn spends hers baking scones for her son's cricket match in a beautiful cottage in the manicured school grounds. In the evenings, when her husband strides home to compliment her cooking and kiss her hello – ignoring jokes from their children about grown-up lovebirds – Kathryn Brooker is the very picture of a fulfilled wife and mother. Anyone who peered through the downstairs sash window at the four figures sat easily around their scrubbed-pine kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world. They would envy Kathryn her perfect life. But they would be wrong. Kathryn is trapped in a nightmare. And she is about to do something to change it. Something only a truly desperate woman would do...



Secret Bury St Edmonds

Secret Bury St Edmonds Author Martyn Taylor
ISBN-10 9781445640792
Release 2014-10-06
Pages 96
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During the 1,000-year history of Bury St Edmunds, the town has acquired a mix of unexpected, weird and wonderful examples of buildings and the people associated with them. The old adage of looking up when going round any town is as true to Bury St Edmunds as with anywhere; for it is 'up' where many interesting gems of architecture, embellishments and ornamentations will be found. While buildings are obviously a link to the past and the people connected with them, retelling some of their stories brings history to life. Secret Bury St Edmunds goes behind the façades of the familiar to discover the lesser-known stories of Bury St Edmunds' fascinating past, brought to life through revealing images of the past and the present.



Head Gardeners

Head Gardeners Author Ambra Edwards
ISBN-10 1910258741
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 240
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This book explores the lives, vision and achievements of 12 very special head gardeners, and, though a series of profiles, examines the many and various roles of the head gardener today--project manager, conservationist, artist, designer, engineer, historian, scientific investigator, social worker, PR. Gardening is an art form the English have made peculiarly their own, and which they have been exporting to the rest of the word for the last three centuries. It is also an important economic contributor to the British economy. Sixty per cent of National Trust members say they join up first and foremost to enjoy the gardens, while Britain's gardens bring in visitors from all over the world. Great gardens like Kew and Wisley attract more visitors every year than Stonehenge or the Houses of Parliament. Gardens are hugely important, yet by their very nature they are mutable. What makes them (and keeps them) special is the input of the people who look after them--the head gardeners.



Gardens by the Sea

Gardens by the Sea Author Barbara Segall
ISBN-10 0711218943
Release 2002
Pages 160
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This work highlights 20 of the world's most inspiring coastal gardens. The author provides all the background information needed to make a successful seaside garden, profiling more than 150 plants that thrive in coastal conditions and explaining specialist gardening techniques. Photographs show the gardens in their full glory, while Barbara Segall reveals the secrets behind the magic in her detailed descriptions.



Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds

Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds Author Victoria Summerley
ISBN-10 0711235279
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 144
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Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds is a captivating photographic portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them, with a focus on Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. It features 20 gardens designed by some of the leading contemporary garden designers from across the world. Accompanying the photographs are be essays on the design and planting that explain the designers' inspiration and passion alongside historical and factual information. This is a very personal view by photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas and journalist Victoria Summerley, both residents of a corner of England with more than its fair share of beautiful and interesting gardens. Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savored and enjoyed along with those who know them best.



Austerlitz

Austerlitz Author W.G. Sebald
ISBN-10 9780679645412
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 320
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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.



Benton End Remembered

Benton End Remembered Author Diana Grace
ISBN-10 1910787973
Release 2018-04-15
Pages 168
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In 1940, Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines, both established artists with international reputations who had become disillusioned with the commercial aspects of the art world, moved to a country house named Benton End, overlooking the River Brett on the outskirts of Hadleigh, Suffolk. The house had been uninhabited for fifteen years, and what they found there was ramshackle but charming: a capacious sixteenth-century farmhouse standing amid three acres of walled gardens lost beneath brambles and elder trees. They quickly made Benton End both their home and the new premises of the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing which they had founded together in Dedham, Essex a few years earlier. They would run the unique school there together for nearly forty years. This beautifully illustrated book--edited by a former student of the school, who has brought together contributions and memories from generations of her fellow students--celebrates Benton End, the school, and its proprietors and students. Full of familiar figures who were regular visitors, including Francis Bacon, Ronald Blythe, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Elizabeth David, Lucian Freud, and Vita Sackville-West, the book brings to life the history of an idiosyncratic, powerfully influential educational institution.