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Rosemary Verey's Making Of A Garden

This guide sets out Rosemary Verey's principles of gardening in an accessible way, by taking the reader on a personal tour of her own garden` at Barnsley House in Gloucestershire. A culmination of her 30 years of experience as a gardener and garden designer, it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. The book invites the reader to share in her artistic vision and experience. Detailed watercolour plans of Rosemary Verey's designs reveal the planting and layout of each part of the garden, and practical cultivation details show how each part of the garden is made and maintained. Rosemary Verey is the author of "Rosemary Verey's Garden Plans", "Good Planting", "The Garden in Winter" and "A Countrywoman's Notes". --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st American ed edition (November 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0805039562

ISBN-13: 978-0805039566

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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After falling in love with Rosemary's Garden at Barnsley House, we returned wanting to know how it was created. This book captures her garden with wonderful photos and explanations of her whole approach to garden landscaping using materials she found near and far. The parterre kitchen garden and Yellow Laburnum walk are replicated in countless garden books, but the originals and plans are here!

I discovered this book in our local library and realized this was one I wanted for my personal library. It's a book that I'll read through over and over again. I also own all the P. Allen Smith books. Whenever the seasons change, I pull out my gardening books to get new ideas and be inspired all over again!

Yes! Rosemary was a great gardener, and this is a great book about her famous garden, my favorite. I met her over a glass of wine, just a year before her death. She invited me to come see her garden but, sadly, the visit never happened. She was intelligent, witty, and animated . . . and as you will see, a very fine writer. Often, on cloudy, wintry days, or evenings, I will return to her book, remembering her voice as I escape for a short time into the wonderful world she created.

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