The Making of a Garden

The Making of a Garden


By (author) Rosemary Verey, Photographs by Tony Lord

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 252mm x 254mm x 18mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711217912
  • ISBN 13: 9780711217911
  • Edition: 1, New edition
  • Edition statement: New
  • Sales rank: 490,597

Product description

The garden created by Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House, Gloucestershire, is one of England's finest and most famous. This is Rosemary Verey's personal tour of her garden, an account of the process of making it, including not only successes and the realization of dreams but also changes as the garden evolved. She explains different gardening skills, including creating an all-seasons garden, making a decorative vegetable garden, choosing the best bulbs, and placing focal points such as statues and fountains.

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Author information

For much of her long life, Rosemary Verey (1919-2001) was one of England's most celebrated garden designers and garden writers. She created gardens for Elton John and the Prince of Wales. She died in 2001. 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.