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The Garden at Levens Chris Crowder

The Garden at Levens By Chris Crowder

The Garden at Levens by Chris Crowder

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The history of the famous topiary gardens at Levens Hall in the Lake District and a description of the work that goes on there today.

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The Garden at Levens by Chris Crowder

At Levens Hall in the Lake District are the most famous and elaborate topiary gardens in Britain. They were first laid out in 1694 by Guillaume Beaumont, who also worked at Hampton Court Palace. The gardens have changed little since.

In addition to the famous topiary, the gardens display stunning seasonal bedding, a wilderness, an orchard and vegetable and herb gardens in a series of small compartments, making them a useful source of inspiration for visitors. There is a wealth of contrasting features, and an impressive collection of plant varieties, not to mention the earliest ha-ha, or sunken ditch, in England. The gardens at Levens Hall resonate with their 300-year-old heritage while incorporating new developments and changing influences.

Head gardener Chris Crowder narrates the rich history of the gardens and presents a detailed horticultural description of them today and the work that goes on there. The text is illustrated with new photography by Vivian Russell as well as illustrations from the Levens archives.

The Garden at Levens Reviews

... affectionate, informative history, half of which is devoted to the garden today, draws on a wealth of surviving primary-source material, allowing the voices of bygone gardeners to speak as the garden itself continues to do House & Garden ... a splendidly unpretentious and beautifully crafted book... You feel by the end of the book you know Levens Country Life ... a smashing book, large format and with superb photography by Vivian Russell Cumbria Life

About Chris Crowder

Chris Crowder has been the head gardener at Levens since 1986.

Vivian Russell is a writer and photographer. An American by birth, she has lived in England and France for most of her life. Her book Monet's Garden won two Garden Writers' Guild Awards. She was a regular contributor to both Gardens Illustrated and the Daily Telegraph gardening supplement for many years.

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The Garden at Levens by Chris Crowder
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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