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Gardens of the Lake District Tim Longville

Gardens of the Lake District By Tim Longville

Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville

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Lakes and mountains make a dramatic backdrop for over 40 Lake District gardens, all open to the public. Colour photographs.

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Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville

Thanks to its dramatic landscape and unique conditions, the Lake District has a long history of distinguished gardens in many different styles. While the lakes and mountains make unbeatable backdrops, the reliable moisture and peaty soil are ideal for a large range of plants. This book features over 40 gardens, all open to the public, that exemplify this heritage. Among the gardens are 17th-century Levens Hall, renowned for its topiary; picturesque gardens such as Rydal Hall; woodland and parkland gardens; gardens made by Wordsworth and Ruskin; grand 19th-century rhododendron gardens; elaborate gardens designed by or in the style of Thomas Mawson; and contemporary plantsman's gardens. On the western coastline there are gardens in Mediterranean or subtropical styles. The garden descriptions include each owner's choice of favourite plants, with explanations of the plants' virtues and the purposes and situations for which they are suited. Taking readers beyond the lakes and fells to some less well-known treasures, this book is for gardeners and visitors to the area alike.

Gardens of the Lake District Reviews

This impressive tome takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated tour. Sunday Telegraph This is one of the most alluring gardening books I have seen in a long time, giving a real sense of a unique location. What a refreshing change from all those good-looking coffee-table books that try to cram a whole world of gardening into one breathless, door-stopping volume. Tim Longville's engaging and informative text draws us into the green-fingered worlds of an eclectic range of owners and gardeners, and Val Corbett's sensitive, evocative photography has been faithfully reproduced to the highest standards. All are in a generous format that enables you to wallow in the green glories of a compellingly scenic region far more blessed than bothered by its climate. -- Kathryn Bradley-Hole Country Life Leaves you with a fierce pride of Cumbria's rich and varied landscape, and buying this as a gift is the perfect excuse to share it all. Cumbria Life Insider knowledge about the history and secrets of the gardens and, if you're a regular visitor to the area, this is a must-have. Garden Answers Taking readers beyond the lake and fells to some less well-known treasures, this is a book which will be equally enjoyed by gardeners and visitors to the area. It is a treasure trove of information and interest, which could not fail to appeal. Lake District Herald

About Tim Longville

Tim Longville writes regularly on gardens for Cumbria Life and Hortus and contributes to many national magazines, including Country Life and English Garden. He lives in Cumbria. Val Corbett has been a freelance photographer for 20 years. Her garden photographs appear regularly in national magazines such as English Garden and Country Life. Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville, with photographs by Val Corbett (Frances Lincoln) won the 2008 Lakeland Book of the Year Award. To find out more about Val Corbett click here

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Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Winner of Lakeland Book of the Year Awards 2008
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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