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Cambridge College Gardens Tim Richardson

Cambridge College Gardens By Tim Richardson

Cambridge College Gardens by Tim Richardson

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This extraordinary appreciation of the most interesting gardens in and around the 30 Cambridge colleges explores their horticulture, history and significance to the academics, visitors and locals who experience them.

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Cambridge College Gardens by Tim Richardson

This guide takes you on an illustrated tour of the very best of the gardens of the University of Cambridge, some of the most beautiful, unique and historical horticultural spaces of any University around the world.

For students and alumni, their families, Cambridge locals and for lovers of private gardens, Tim Richardson's book on the most exquisite gardens in and around the university of Cambridge's colleges combines brilliant research and elegant prose with stunning photography by Clive Boursnell.

Following on the heels of Oxford College Gardens, this book invites an armchair appreciation of the history, horticulture and atmosphere that these hallowed gardens provide.

The gardens are as rich and varied as the colleges themselves, often set within stunning architecture, and include formal quadrangles, naturalistic planting, walled gardens, rooftop oases, productive plots and watermeadows as well as the private spaces enjoyed exclusively by the college masters, porters and fellows.

Allow this sumptuously illustrated book to take you on a dreamlike tour of these truly unique gardens, and drink in the atmosphere of one of the world's most beautiful universities.

Cambridge College Gardens Reviews

'Terrifically observant, engaged and opinionated; a revelation even for those who think they know these colleges and their gardens.' * Evening Standard *
'Look no further than Cambridge College Gardens by Tim Richard son, with photo graphs by Clive Boursnell and Marcus Harpur, in which the author describes Cambridge's less visited treasures.With better soil than in Oxford, and fewer cluttered settings, these are truly dreamy gardens with fascinating histories.' * Daily Mail *

About Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson is a writer who specializes in garden and landscape design and history. He has been gardens editor at Country Life, and landscape editor at Wallpaper* magazine, and was founding editor of both the award-winning gardens magazine New Eden and Country Life Gardens. He contributes to the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Country Life. He is the author of Phaidon's The Garden Book, Vanguard Landscapes Gardens of Martha Schwartz, English Gardens of the 20th Century and Arcadian Friends: the Makers of the English Landscape Garden. He is also the author of The New English Garden (Frances Lincoln).

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.

Table of Contents


Christ's College
Churchill College
Clare College
Corpus Christi College
Darwin College
Downing College
Emmanuel College
Fitzwilliam College
Girton College
Gonville & Caius College
Homerton College
Jesus College
King's College
Lucy Cavendish College
Magdalene College
Murray Edwards College
Newnham College
Pembroke College
Queens' College
Robinson College
Selwyn College
Sidney Sussex College
St John's College
Trinity College
Trinity Hall
Wolfson College

The Gardeners

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Cambridge College Gardens by Tim Richardson
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