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National Trust School of Gardening Rebecca Bevan

National Trust School of Gardening By Rebecca Bevan

National Trust School of Gardening by Rebecca Bevan

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Elevate your own green space and become a more confident and creative gardener with lessons from experienced National Trust gardeners in this comprehensive horticultural guide.

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National Trust School of Gardening by Rebecca Bevan

The National Trust looks after hundreds of beautiful gardens of every imaginable shape and size across Britain - from the grandest country estate to the smallest cottage garden. They manage such internationally renowned gardens as Sissinghurst and Hidcote. National Trust garden staff receive countless questions from visitors about plants growing in the gardens and techniques that can be tried at home. This in-depth guide will pass on their wisdom and provide the answers you are looking for.

This book is packed with images of National Trust gardens of all types, spanning over 300 years of horticultural heritage, to inspire keen amateur gardeners and aspirational novices to realise their green-fingered ambitions. Written by expert gardener Rebecca Bevan, with the help of National Trust gardeners, the National Trust School of Gardening will make you feel confident about developing your garden rather than overwhelmed with unnecessary technical detail. From herbaceous borders to gardening sustainably, roses and climbers to growing under glass, each chapter provides snippets of horticultural history, examples of best practice from National Trust gardens, unique gems of wisdom from talented NT gardeners, and lots of easy-to-follow practical advice.

Featuring a wide range of National Trust gardens both large and small, formal and informal, famous and undiscovered, high maintenance and low key. The topics covered and the insightful practical guides shared are easily applicable to private gardens, enriching even the tiniest urban spaces.

National Trust School of Gardening Reviews

'An in-depth practical gardening book that will easily earn its keep on your bookshelf, useful for novice and experienced gardeners alike'

-- Gardens Illustrated magazine

'Brimming with easy-to-follow advice and gems of indispensable guide for both the keen novice and experienced enthusiast'

-- Grow Your Own magazine

'A beautiful book to take inspiration from, and an unintimidating practical guide to designing and maintaining your own garden...a treasure chest of gardening advice and inspiration - a book to give as a gift to green-fingered friends (or yourself)'


'This book shines a light on the traditional skills of gardening but crucially it frames this within an awareness of ecology and sustainable gardening'

-- Gardens Illustrated magazine

About Rebecca Bevan

Rebecca Bevan has been a Head Gardener, an RHS Horticultural Adviser, a BBC Gardeners' World Researcher, and has written for The Garden Magazine and Telegraph. She has been a contributor on BBC Gardeners' World and BBC Gardeners' Question Time. She is currently the Gardens Researcher for the National Trust.

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