Historic Gardens of Worcestershire

Historic Gardens of Worcestershire

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Worcestershire is particularly rich in great gardens from the last 250 years, such as: Madresfield Court, the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" and the restored early eighteenth-century Hanbury Hall, both near Malvern in the south of the county; Hagley Hall of the mid-eighteenth century and William Shenstone's Arcadian masterpiece The Leasowes, both near Halesowen in the north; Croome Park by Capability Brown and the Victorian extravaganza of Witley Hall with its magnificent restored fountains.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 17mm | 512g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752436546
  • 9780752436548
  • 1,340,284

About Timothy Mowl

Dr Timothy Mowl is Reader in Architecture & Garden History, University of Bristol , and the author of companion volumes on Gloucestershire, Dorset , Wiltshire and Cornwall. On Historic Gardens of Gloucestershire reviewers lavished unstinted praise: 'Quite the best county garden history there is' -- Country Life. 'Tim Mowl is rapidly becoming one of the best-known, and most stimulating writers on garden history. ... this a book to be relished, full of detail and anecdote' -- Landscape History.show more