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Gardens Of The National Trust

A substantially revised edition to showcase superb new photography and to introduce newly acquired properties, along with fascinating practical gardening guides from the Trust's expert head gardeners   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. Historically and horticulturally, a vivid picture of the gardens is painted, with all the major periods represented—from a knot garden from a 1640 design to Victorian Gardens and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century. 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.

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: National Trust; Revised ed. edition (November 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1907892095

ISBN-13: 978-1907892097

Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.3 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This is a good book to read before your trip & decide where to go, much too big to travel with. Well written, informative, but could use a few more photos-these are gardens after all.

This large and attractive book gives the reader a tour of a number of the best gardens held by the National Trust. The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a British (except Scotland, which has its own National Trust) organization that preserves especially interesting sites. Each site in this book begins with a quick list of specifics, including name, location, area, soil, altitude, average rainfall, average winter climate and staff. After that comes a very interesting written description of the site and its gardens, and one or two large and very well taken picture.Overall, I found this book to be a pretty interesting read. The sites sound lovely, and it make me ache to go there! I do wish that they could have included more pictures, but I guess that that is the trouble with covering so many sites - if you didn't limit the number of pictures the book would be huge and terribly expensive. Personally, I think it's a great book, and I am glad to have it!

Beautiful photographs and written detail of so many gardens big and small in England.

A lovely book for anyone who marvels at English gardens.

A great present, truly a beautifuly done book I have given severeal as presents(with great feedback) and will eventually get one for myself

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