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Gardens of the National Trust
Hardcover - 400 pages (December 23, 2005). Synopsis: When the National Trust decided to take on the care of gardens, the aim was that these would be the very best of their kind in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust now has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership - the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance and quality. Taken together they contain the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished for their beauty, rarity, historical interest and scientific value. First published in 1996, this new edition has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography, and to introduce recently acquired properties such as Greenway in Devon and the gardens of houses such as Red House in Kent and Tyntesfield in Somerset. Stephen Lacey paints a vivid picture of individual Trust gardens through historical and horticultural perspectives. He gives his personal take, describing the present state of each and placing it firmly within the context of gardening history in Britain. All the major periods are represented: a knot garden from a 1640 design at Moseley Old Hall in Staffordshire; magnificent eighteenth-century landscapes such as 'Capability' Brown's at Petworth in Sussex; Victorian Gardens like Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire, with its wealth of new plants introduced from all over the world; and the famous plantsmen's gardens of the last century, such as Nymans in Sussex, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, and Hidcote in Gloucestershire.

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The Gardens at Hatfield
Hardcover, 192 pages. Published April 1, 2005 by Frances Lincoln Publishers. Synopsis: The re-creation of the great garden at Hatfield House has been one of the most exciting and closely observed garden enterprises of the last thirty years. Now, at last, it is recorded and displayed in this revelatory book. Sue Snell has been photographing there for years, and with the help of the dowager Marchioness she now presents the fruit of her labours in a book that will excite and amaze all who have an interest in one of Britain's greatest gardens - now once again worthy of its great architectural, botanical and historical heritage.

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The Good Gardens Guide 2006
Paperback 672 pages (Published November 1, 2005)

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The Last Forest - The Story of Hatfield Forest
Paperback - 340 pages new edition edition (14 September, 1998). The story of Hatfield Forest. Hatfield Forest has all the elements of a medieval forest, making it unique in England. This book traces the origins of the forest and the importance of livestock in its development, describes its natural history and discusses the wildlife of the forest over the centuries.

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The Yellow Book: NGS Gardens Open for Charity (National ...
Paperback, 540 pages. Published February 3, 2006. Publisher: The National Gardens Scheme. Synopsis: "The Yellow Book 2006: NGS gardens open for charity (previously know as Gardens of England and Wales Open for Charity)" details 3,300 gardens (mostly private) which open for charity. Published by the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), to support nursing, caring and gardening charities. "The Yellow Book 2006" has details of new gardens opening all over the country, with lively features from gardening professionals, celebrities and writers. "The Yellow Book 2005" featured in the non-fiction best-seller lists for two months and the book regularly tops the best-seller lists for gardening titles. (Previously know as Gardens of England and Wales Open best-seller Charity)

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