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Gardens Of The National Trust

Author : Stephen Lacey
ISBN : 9781905400003
Genre : Gardening
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When the National Trust decided to take on the care of gardens, the aim was that these would be the very best of their kind in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust now has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership - the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance and quality. Taken together they contain the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished for their beauty, rarity, historical interest and scientific value. First published in 1996, this new edition has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography, and to introduce recently acquired properties such as Greenway in Devon and the gardens of houses such as Red House in Kent and Tyntesfield in Somerset. Stephen Lacey paints a vivid picture of individual Trust gardens through historical and horticultural perspectives. He gives his personal take, 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; magnificent eighteenth-century landscapes such as 'Capability' Brown's at Petworth in Sussex; Victorian Gardens like Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire, with its wealth of new plants introduced from all over the world; and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as Nymans in Sussex, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, and Hidcote in Gloucestershire.

The Gardens Of The National Trust For Scotland

Author : Francesca Greenoak
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120016766
Genre : Gardening
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Since 1945, when it acquired its first garden at Culzean Castle, the National Trust for Scotland has become the country’s largest garden owner. Its properties include 35 major gardens as well as another 30 that are part of properties acquired for their architectural or historical importance. Notable for their range and variety, the gardens represent the full history of Scottish gardening, from the late medieval garden at Culross Palace to the 20th-century plant collections at Brodrick and Inverewe. Francesca Greenoak’s erudite narrative depicts each garden in detail—it’s history, setting, and historical or cultural connections, as well as its design and plantings. Complete with visiting information, this is a superb book for both garden lovers and travelers to Scotland. Francesca Greenoak has been a gardening correspondent for the London Times and The New York Times.

Gardens Of The National Trust Of Australia Victoria

Author : Anne Vale
ISBN : 0646988069
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A history of Australian gardens, told through the properties of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

Gardens Of The National Trust

Author : Stephe Lacey
ISBN : UOM:39015041607824
Genre : Gardening
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Britain's National Trust has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership--the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance, and quality. Together, they form the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished by their beauty, rarity, historical interest, and scientific value. This new edition of "Gardens of the National Trust" has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography and to introduce newly acquired properties. Historically and horticulturally, a vivid picture of the gardens is painted, with all the major periods represented. Both a practical guide and a rich source of inspiration, the book includes horticultural details, a complete plant list, and a section on the many other Trust gardens to visit. Throughout, splendid color images by the country's leading photographers bring to life the beauty of each garden.

Secret Gardens

Author : Claire Masset
ISBN : 9781911358299
Genre : Gardening
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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.

Gardens Of The National Trust Postcard Box

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The National Trust Gardens Handbook

Author : National Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN : UVA:X002335832
Genre : Gardens
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The gardens of the National Trust are unmatched anywhere in the world for their sheer number, quality and variety. They contain the greatest plant collections and widest variety of gardens in single ownership.

Gardens Of The National Trust

Author : Stephen Lacey
ISBN : 1909881791
Genre : Gardening
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The National Trust has the finest collection of gardens in the United Kingdom. In this book Stephen Lacey paints a vivid historical and horticultural picture of the individual gardens, placing them firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain. All the major periods and styles of garden design are represented, ranging from the formality of early gardens such as Hanbury Hall and Ham House, magnificent 18th-century landscapes like Stowe and Croome Park and the heady Victorian creations of Biddulph Grange and Waddesdon Manor to the famous plantsmen’s gardens of the last century, such as Nymans, Hidcote Manor and Sissinghurst Castle. Much has happened in the gardens of the National Trust since the last revision of this book, and this edition has been revised to embrace recent restorations, to introduce recently acquired properties, and to showcase superb new photography. New entries featured include Dyffryn Gardens, a magnificent example of Edwardian garden design, Tredegar House, situated in its 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, and the Arts and Crafts charm of Stoneywell. The book serves as a practical guide as well as a source of inspiration. Each entry gives details of soil type and climate and an appendix includes many other gardens to visit. In addition, there are practical features on different aspects of gardening, written by National Trust head gardeners. Glorious colour photographs illustrate the entries, complementing the text to bring the gardens to life.

Great Gardens Of The National Trust

Author : Stephen Lacey
ISBN : 1849941548
Genre : Gardening
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Stephen Lacey paints a vivid historical and horticultural picture of the great gardens of the National Trust. All the major periods and styles of garden design are represented, ranging from magnificent 18th century landscapes like Stowe and Croome Park, and heady Victorian creations at Biddulph Grange and Waddeston Manor, to famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as those at Hidcote Manor and Sissinghurst Castle. Glorious colour photographs complement eloquent prose to bring the gardens to life.

Wallington Gardens Northumberland

Author : National Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN : MSU:31293016861126
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Biddulph Grange Garden Staffordshire

Author : STEPHEN. ANDERTON
ISBN : 1911384910
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Biddulph Grange is not just a garden, it is a way of explaining the world. It was made in the mid-19th century, when science was beginning to explore and understand the natural world. In the process, the new theory of evolution would come head-to-head with the Christian principle of Divine Creation. James Bateman and his friend, Edward Cooke, gentlemen amateurs, set out in this garden and its Geological Gallery a model of compromise between the two ideas.In a series of theatrical garden tableaux, Bateman brought together a dynamic collection of extraordinary new plants from China, Sikkim, America and beyond. Biddulph was a horticultural wonder of the age and it remains one of Britain's most important historic gardens.Biddulph Grange today reveals very few clues of the time when it was suffering neglect. This guidebook, illustrated with new photography and rarely seen archive images, not only tells the story of its creation, but also its decline and its remarkable restoration.

The National Trust Research Manual

Author : Celestina Sagazio
ISBN : 1863732381
Genre : Australia
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A guide researching the history of home or favourite garden. Contributing writers explain how to search records, use maps, and examine the actual building and its interior. Architectural styles in Victoria are explained and gardens, significant trees, and cultural landscapes are also discussed. Includes main record repositories, references, and an index.

Plas Newydd

Author : National Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN : 1843593394
Genre : Country homes
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Inverewe

Author : National Trust for Scotland
ISBN : OCLC:27986615
Genre : Inverewe Garden (Scotland)
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Historic Gardens Of Victoria

Author : Peter Watts
ISBN : UVA:X000954755
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Stourhead Landscape Garden

Author : Oliver Garnett
ISBN : 1843590948
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The National Trust cares for the finest collection of historic buildings, gardens, parks, landscape and coastline in the world. Its famous and well-respected series of guidebooks provides the essential companion to your visit and a lasting souvenir of the experience. And now you can buy the guide before your visit. Authoritative texts and superb illustrations illuminate the history of the place and tell the stories of the people who have lived and worked there. Every guidebook sold goes to help the work of the National Trust. If you want to learn more about the property, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Shades Of Green

Author : John Sales
ISBN : 191160418X
Genre : Gardens
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"This book incorporates lessons learned over a quarter of a century of managing, renewing and caring for the gardens of the National Trust; negotiating change with a variety of colourful characters, including former owners, now tenants. It traces the very British way the Trust learned about conserving historic gardens towards an overdue national commitment to leading this unique contribution to European culture. By the time John Sales was appointed in 1971, the National Trust had already acquired an eclectic range of gardens and designed landscape parks, more than any independent organisation ever. The Trust was in the process of taking them in hand and beginning to acquire many more, sometimes with great houses and estates but also in their own right as significant documents of history, important plant collections, unsung works of art and reservoirs of disappearing expertise. Before then there was little national interest or understanding of the extraordinary richness and diversity of Britain's historic designed landscape. Neither was it realised that the Trust's assembly of gardens and landscape parks, including those of Lancelot ('Capability') Brown, is the greatest in the world. With fifty of these places John Sales records first-hand experience of the garden's modern history at a crucial time of transition from private to corporate ownership, sometimes smooth, sometimes difficult but always fascinating. This involved grappling with mass garden visiting of a scale never before envisaged, severe fiscal and staffing constraints and the perceived need to accommodate outdoor events which may or may not bear any relationship to the traditions and historic values of the place. In each case he has tried to draw out the specific lessons learned. Above all shines through the pleasure of relating routinely to an extraordinary range of people from all walks of life and levels of understanding, including former owners, expert committees and dedicated staff, not least the gardeners, who inevitably have to cope at the sharp end."--Provided by publisher.

Design Ideas For Your Garden

Author : Jacq Barber
ISBN : 1907892419
Genre : Gardening
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Inspiration from the UK's finest gardens is paired with practical information on how to apply design elements and planting styles to suit any garden or space From the grand lakes at Stowe and the sculpted yew hedges at Powys Castle through to the wildflowers at Thomas Hardy's cottage and the herb-filled kitchen garden at Avebury Manor, the gardens of the National Trust are a fantastic source of inspiration for gardeners of any level. This book shows how different elements in the National Trust's gardens can be applied to any garden, whether it is large space or just a window box. National Trust head gardeners provide unique insights and tips throughout, explaining how to apply their expertise to reinterpret a garden while still retaining one's own individual creative style. There are chapters covering how to introduce design elements of structure and texture, what to plant in each season to bring color, various water elements, pots and containers, delicious edible planting, and wild gardens that will thrive throughout the year. This practical guide is a sumptuously illustrated, inspirational source of creative ideas that can be adopted and adapted to suit all gardens, no matter what their size, shape, or budget.

Gardens Flowers 100 Pocket Puzzles

Author : National Trust,
ISBN : 1911358286
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100 quick and fun word puzzles based on the botanical wonders of Britain in a cute pocket-sized package. Whether you are a wordsearch wizard or a brainteaser buff, this is the perfect book to help exercise your brain! There are wordsearches, crosswords, word wheels, codewords and all manner of verbal brainteasers to test puzzlers of all ages. You don’t have to know all about gardening or plants to enjoy these puzzles – in fact they’re a brilliant way to pick up lots of interesting trivia as you solve the clues. There are solutions at the back of the book if you get stuck. This is a great little gift for yourself or others; the perfect way to while away the odd spare minute.

Cottage Gardens

Author : Claire Masset
ISBN : 9781911657231
Genre : Gardening
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A celebration of a beloved and uniquely British garden style. The cottage garden's abundant, informal style is rooted in Victorian dreams of a perfect country life. But it has found new expressions from the Arts & Crafts movement to the present day. This book showcases a selection of National Trust cottage gardens, famous and obscure, including writer Thomas Hardy’s cottage in Dorset; the flower-filled cottage garden created at Sissinghurst, Kent, by Vita Sackville-West and harold Nicolson; the Tudor manor Cothele in Cornwall, Beatrix Potter's Cumbrian home, Hill Top, and the picturesque Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex. Cottage Gardens also features some of the most famous non-National Trust examples from around the country, including Kelmscott Manor, Dove Cottage and Eastgrove Cottage Garden. With practical advice on creating your own cottage garden, including key plants and techniques, this is a wonderful companion for all garden enthusiasts. With climbing roses, bright hollyhocks, pathways edged with honeysuckle, blossom-filled orchards and wildflower meadows, this is the perfect book to capture the idyllic British country garden.

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