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Chris Beardshaw

176 pages

Cassell Illustrated

6 Nov 2002

Hidden Gardens by Chris Beardshaw (Foreword), Penny David

Review

This text tells the story of six diverse gardens around the UK that are currently being restored. It is a celebration of garden design, of plants and plantsmanship and horticultural dedication. Through archaeology, pollen analysis, old records and photographs, the restorers aim to rediscover the lost beauty of these enchanting gardens. The programme explores old gardening techniques, timeless themes, persistent fashions and modern developments and will have lots to teach gardeners, designers and historians. Specially commissioned photography charts the progress of the gardeners as they uncover the original planting and restore the gardens to their former glory.

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288 pages

Cassell Illustrated

29 Jan 2004

More Hidden Gardens by Chris Beardshaw (Foreword), Penny David

Review

"More Hidden Gardens" tells the story of the restoration of six very different gardens around the UK to their original state. Each garden has its own story to tell - from Croome Park, Laurence "Capability" Brown's first full commission, to Greenway, home to the family of Walter Raleigh and Agatha Christie, to Boveridge Park, designed in the 1920s and now a home to 30 children with extreme learning difficulties. Through archaeology and historical documents, the restorers aim to rediscover the lost beauty and hidden stories of these enchanting gardens. Specially-commissioned photographs chart the progress fo the gardeners as they uncover the original paintings and restore the gardens to their former glory.

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