Highgrove : Portrait of an Estate

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The Prince of Wales has spent ten years or so trying to turn his Highgrove estate in the Cotswolds into a model of environmentally-benign farming and gardening. Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate records the successes, failures and lessons to be shared, not only by gardeners, horticulturists and farmers but by everyone interested in the countryside and in the environment at large. In a fascinating introductory section the Prince of Wales spells out what his vision for Highgrove has been and in a concluding chapter considers the ways in which Highgrove might be developed as a blueprint for the future. Charles Clover, Environment Editor of the Dally Telegraph, sketches in the backcloth: the history of the estate, the making of the garden, the wildflower garden, the way wildlife was encouraged, the reasons behind the decision to make the farm organic and the development of markets for organic products. This book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs by garden photographer Andrew Lawson, and by Maurice and Carroll Tibbles who filmed a Survival Special for Anglia Television on wildlife at Highgrove.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 236 x 274 x 22mm | 1,319.95g
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 160 colour photographs
  • 0297833472
  • 9780297833475