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The Secret Gardens of the South East Barbara Segall

The Secret Gardens of the South East By Barbara Segall

The Secret Gardens of the South East by Barbara Segall

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Unique, behind the scenes access to 20 surprising and hidden horticultural jewels in Sussex, Kent and Surrey, the garden of England.

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The Secret Gardens of the South East: A Private Tour: Volume 4 by Barbara Segall

A tour of some of the UK's most beguiling gardens in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, the counties that exemplify 'the garden of England'.

In these three counties a wealth of history and horticulture has combined with geography in the shape of rolling landscapes, wooded valleys and meandering waterways, to provide an attractive and fascinating collection.

They are in villages and towns, as well as in deep countryside, and all are privately owned. Some have been in the possession of the same family for many generations, while others have recently been transformed by new owners. Some open for the National Garden Scheme, while others are open privately and in some cases for just the occasional day for charity.

The stunning gardens explored in this visually rich guide include: Arundel Castle, Denmans, Gravetye Manor, Munstead Wood and Sussex Prairie Garden. The book also includes a gazetteer of other important gardens in the area with location advice, to enable readers to plan a more elaborate tour of this fertile garden area.

Filled with stunning, specially commissioned photographs by Clive Boursnell, Secret Gardens of the South East is a unique guide that opens the gates to the most intriguing gardens in this part of England.

The Secret Gardens of the South East Reviews

Barbara has a deep knowledge and understanding of gardens and can get under their skin, revealing new aspects and focusing on their essential qualities... a piece of lively and flowing writing from one of the very best of garden writers.

-- RHS-listed speaker and Garden Columnist, Susie White * Garden Design Journal *

About Barbara Segall

Barbara Segall is a well-known horticulturist, garden writer and blogger. Her work appears in a number of popular publications such as The Garden, Country Living and The English Garden. She is editor of The Horticulturist, the thrice-yearly journal of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. She blogs at and is on social media (Twitter) @gardenbarbara (Insta) @barbarasegall (Facebook) Barbara Segall.

Clive Boursnell is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He turned to photography as the culmination of a career which included classical ballet and working as a woodsman, a farmhand, a miner and prospector and a mountaineer. He lives in London.

Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, first worked at the Beth Chatto Gardens as a student, over twenty years ago, and has remained a close friend of Beth's ever since.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Great Dixter, East Sussex
  1. 87 Albert Road, Whitstable, Kent
  2. Arundel Castle, West Sussex
  3. Balmoral Cottage, Benenden, Kent
  4. Boyton Court, Kent
  5. Clinton Lodge Gardens, East Sussex
  6. Denmans Garden, West Sussex
  7. Doddington Place Gardens, Kent
  8. Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex
  9. Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Dorking, Surrey
  10. Long Barn, Sevenoaks, Kent
  11. Malthouse Farm Garden, Streat, East Sussex
  12. Marchants Hardy Plants Garden, Lewes, East Sussex
  13. Moleshill House, Surrey
  14. Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey
  15. Ramster Hall, Godalming, Surrey
  16. Restoration House, Rochester, Kent
  17. Sussex Prairies Garden, West Sussex
  18. Town Place, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  19. Vann, Godalming, Surrey
  20. White House Farm, Kent

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The Secret Gardens of the South East: A Private Tour: Volume 4 by Barbara Segall
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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