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BBC presenter Jules Hudson (Countryfile, Escape to the Country) is passionate about walled gardens. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.
The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine. This book from the National Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.
Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history. In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits - ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls. With the First and Second World Wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today.
-- Great Britain
Kitchen gardens -- Great Britain -- History.
Gardens -- Great Britain -- Design -- History.
|Publisher|| London :2018.
"For centuries, walled gardens have provided a wealth of food, fruit and flowers for our great houses. Beginning as simple medieval enclosures, they evolved into powerful status symbols and centres of world-class horticultural expertise. Discover the features that define great walled kitchen gardens, and which also provide an invaluable template for those that await restoration. From fairytale enclosure of Knightshayes in Devon to the garden that Churchill built by hand at Chartwell in Kent, from the recently revived garden at Blickling in Norfolk to the atmospheric ruins at Plas Newydd in North Wales, this book is the perfect guide for anyone who shares a fascination for these unique and enchanting spaces"--from Back cover.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.