Author(s): Jane Taylor
The English garden in all its glory is an image that has stirred romantic sensibilities from time immemorial. Beginning with a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens of England, this book captures such a vision: Sissinghurst, with its secret garden-within-a-garden; Barnsley House, with its magnificent arbours of yellow laburnum; and Scotney Castle, its ancient wall lapped by a moat starred with waterlilies, to name a few. Each has a romantic story to tell associated with its creation. Beautifully illustrated with period watercolours and sumptuous colour photographs, this book is an evocative celebration of the romantic English garden in its many guises.