Item description for Hidcote: The Garden and Lawrence Johnston by Graham Pearson...
Overview Often described as 'the most beautiful garden in England', Hidcote is a jewel in England's horticultural history. This book covers the history of this garden, including its creator who fused planting ideas from various parts of the world while making Hidcote.
Often described as "the most beautiful garden in England," Hidcote is a jewel in England's horticultural history. The garden's creator, Lawrence Johnston, was inspired by many of the Arts and Crafts design ideas at the turn of the 20th century. From 1907 this intriguing American-born plant hunter transformed 10 acres of Gloucestershire hillside into one of the world's most influential gardens, a complex mixture of hedged "rooms" and vistas, lavish planting, and simpler, informal areas. Today, it is one of the most popular gardens in the country, with more than 130,000 visitors every year. The book covers the history of this stunning garden, including its fascinating creator who fused planting ideas from various parts of the world while making Hidcote. In addition, Anna Pavord's text illuminates the garden as it is today with a wonderful literary and visual tour around the garden in spring, summer, and fall.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
Publisher National Trust
ISBN 1905400535 ISBN13 9781905400539
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Hidcote: The Garden and Lawrence Johnston Dec 28, 2007
Excellent detailed description of the history of the garden. Good bird's eye view of the garden makes it easy to follow locations. Overall descriptions of individual gardens but for me not enough details on plants. Nice planting plan drawing of the red border. Wished other areas had been detailed in the same way. Of the current books on Hidcote this is by far the best.