The Garden at Hidcote

The Garden at Hidcote


By (author) Fred Whitsey, Photographs by Tony Lord

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 264mm x 14mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 9 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711232350
  • ISBN 13: 9780711232358
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 195,273

Product description

The garden of Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire is among the most influential gardens in England, and certainly one of the most visited. Each year more than 100,000 visitors come to this Cotswold hilltop to admire the intricate parterres and exuberant borders, to wander through the fabled series of 'garden rooms' and the mysterious woodland glades and find inspiration in the varied gallery of plants. No garden made in the 20th century has more clearly charted the direction to be taken by garden style. None has offered more vivid inspiration to the makers of gardens large and small.

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Author information

Fred Whitsey, who died in 2009 at the age of 90, was for many years Gardening Correspondent first of the Sunday Telegraph and later of the Daily Telegraph. He was awarded both the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal and the Victoria Medal of Honour of the RHS. Tony Lord, photographer, writer and horticultural consultant, holds the Victoria Medal of Honour of the RHS. He has also won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best General Gardening Book.

Review quote

Eyewateringly beautiful photographs. Oxford Times Authoritative and handsomely illustrated account of the life's work of the enigmatic First World War veteran and lord of the manor. Independent on Sunday

Table of contents

Contents Map Profile of the Garden The Man Behind the Garden The Grand Design The Courtyard The Old Garden The White Garden and the Maple Garden The Circle, the Fuchsia Garden and the Bathing Pool Garden The Red Borders The Winter Border and the Alpine Terrace Mrs Winthrop's Garden The Long Walk, the Theatre Lawn and the Stilt Garden The Pillar Garden The Bulb Slope and the Stream Garden The Wilderness The Plant House The Rose Walk The Garden Yard Envoi Serre de la Madone Index Acknowledgements