The Japanese Garden at Tatton Park is considered 'one of the finest examples of a Japanese garden in Europe'. It was the result of Alan de Tatton Egerton's visit to the Anglo-Japanese exhibition at White City in London in 1910. A major restoration in 2000 restored many of the original features of the garden that had been buried under overgrown vegetation.
The year 2011 was marked by centenary celebrations, recognising 100 years since the commissioning of this remarkable garden.
In her book The Japanese Garden at Tatton, the author has captured the many seasonal aspects of the garden through her intimate knowledge and passion for this special place.
A short introduction describes the essential features of Japanese gardens and relates them to the garden at Tatton. This is followed by over 100 full-page photographs evoking the atmosphere of the garden in its various aspects and through the changing seasons.
Gilly Read is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been one of the volunteer guides for the Japanese garden at Tatton for many years. To create this work she visited the garden and took photographs almost daily over a period of four years.