The story of the English garden is a long and colourful one. From tiny medieval gardens to vast Georgian parks, from regimented Victorian glasshouses crammed with exotic specimens to today's informal, ecologically inspired planting, this book traces the complex and ever-changing relationship between the English and their gardens for over 500 years.
Featuring some of the most beautiful and influential gardens in the world, it's a story ruled by passion and power and politics too. Ambra s wonderful storytelling celebrates not just the beauty and the unique character of the English garden but its quirkiness too, including follies, grottos and hermitages.
Ambra Edwardsis an environmental campaigner and award-winning writer, three times voted the Garden Media Guild's Journalist of the Year. She has written and contributed to a number of books, of which the last,Head Gardeners, was named 'Inspirational Garden Book of the Year' at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2017.