The New English Garden

The New English Garden

By: Tim Richardson (author), Andrew Lawson (photographer)Hardback

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Join leading garden writer Tim Richardson as he visits twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade, in this comprehensive overview of the contemporary English garden scene, probably the most inventive garden culture in the world. From the cutting-edge naturalistic planting design of the Sheffield School to the scientific imagery of Througham Court, this stunning guide surveys a wide spectrum of garden styles;some are challenging or thought-provoking, while others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English planting design, which has also been moving ahead in interesting ways. The New English Garden presents all that is most interesting about garden-making in England in the twenty-first century, beautifully illustrated by Andrew Lawson's photography of some of England's most famous gardens, from Prince Charles's garden at Highgrove,Christopher Llyod's garden at Great Dixter and Arabella Lennox-Boyd's garden at Gresgarth right up to the Olympic Park in 2012.

About Author

ANDREW LAWSON is widely regarded as England's leading garden photographer. He has provided the photographs for many books, including Good Planting by Rosemary Verey, Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Designing Gardens (9780711217577) by Arabella Lennox Boyd, Little Sparta (9780711220850) by Jessie Sheeler, The Garden at Highgrove by HRH Prince of Wales, and The English Garden (9780711226388)by Ursula Buchan and The New English Garden (9780711232709) also by Tim Richardson. He holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for Photography and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Garden Writer's Guild. His garden in Oxfordshire is open under the National Gardens Scheme. Tim Richardson is a writer who specializes in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life, and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazine New Eden and Country Life Gardens. He now contributes mostly to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of Phaidon's The Garden Book, Vanguard Landscapes Gardens of Martha Schwartz, English Gardens of the 20th Century and Arcadian Friends: the Makers of the English Landscape Garden. He is also editor of Vista: the Culture and Politics of Gardens (Frances Lincoln).

Contents

The New English Garden List of gardens Armscote, Oxfordshire Dan Pearson A walled garden dignified by Dan Pearson's modern plantings, which lend subtle chic (and another landform) to a traditional space. Mount St John, Yorkshire Tom Stuart-Smith One of Stuart-Smith's finest and most ambitious works, in his signature planting style. Packwood House, Warwickshire Mick Evans TheNational Trust's head gardener at Packwood demonstrates how superb and original planting can complement historic topiary. Scampston Hall, Yorkshire Piet Oudolf Grasses and perennials galore at Piet Oudolf's most significant private commission thus far, a huge project in a walled garden at an historic house. Daylesford House, Gloucestershire Rupert Golby The traditional yet imaginative stylings of Rupert Golby can be enjoyed to fine effect in this private garden. Ascott, Buckinghamshire: The Lynn Garden Jacques and Peter Wirtz Sinuous curves, grassy mounds, oaks, swamp cypress and yellow-woods. Great Dixter, East Sussex Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett Head gardener Fergus Garrett is making this ever-changing garden his own after the death of his employer and mentor Christopher Lloyd. Througham Court, Gloucestershire Christine Facer Extraordinary science-inspired garden. Crockmore House, Oxfordshire Christopher Bradley-Hole Perhaps Christopher Bradley-Hole's most successful private garden to date: a rigorous Modernist grid structure is satisfyingly invaded by exuberant plantings. Pettifers, Oxfordshire Gina Price Perhaps the most original garden made by a private individual in England in the past decade, Gina Price's relatively small plot is the embodiment of the decorous collision between Arts and Crafts and New Perennials in this country. Waltham Place, Berkshire Henk Gerritsen The Dutch plantsman occupied the extreme naturalistic wing of the New Perennials movement, and this remains his masterwork. Highgrove, Gloucestershire The Prince of Wales and others The Prince of Wales's ever-evolving vision interpreted by a variety of talented individuals, including Lady Salisbury, Dame Miriam Rothschild, Rosemary Verey, Roy Strong, Julian and Isabel Bannerman. Living Wall, Athenaeum Hotel, London Patrick Blanc This eight-storey vertical living wall is an extraordinary construction and a horticultural tour de force. Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and Dominic Cole A 'Capability' Brown landscape imaginatively reworked for the twenty-first century by this dream team. Plaz Metaxu, Devon Alasdair Forbes A truly original garden of sculptures and poetic inferences in a windblown mid-Devon valley. Cottesbrooke Hall, Northamptonshire &#

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780711232709
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780711232709
  • ISBN10: 0711232709

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