Island Gardens: Havens Of Beauty Around The British Isles by Jackie BennettIsland Gardens: Havens Of Beauty Around The British Isles by Jackie Bennett

Island Gardens: Havens Of Beauty Around The British Isles

byJackie BennettPhotographerRichard Hanson

Hardcover | September 4, 2018

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From Tresco to Lindisfarne, Anglesey to Sark, travel around the British Isles and discover the most beautiful and extreme island gardens on this visually stunning tour. The British Isles consist of more than 6,000 islands scattered around the main islands of Britain and Ireland. More than 100 of these British off-shore islands are inhabited - and where there are people, there are gardens. Lighthouse gardens, gulf-stream-soaked, tropical gardens, windswept remote gardens with giant and ancient yew trees, and gardens surrounding castles and monasteries of historical significance. Encounter a huge variety of habitats and gardening conditions, from coastal machair to woodlands, mountains, dunes and meadows, and explore a wide range of aspects, from shady dells, to sunny banks, deep-soiled productive gardens to rocky, alpine slopes. While they can differ dramatically with regards to aesthetics, what all island gardens share is the special light, magical atmosphere and indefinable magic that a proximity to water can bring. Here,Jackie Bennettreveals the challenges their gardeners face, the designs required in such extremes, and the skills their gardeners have mastered to survive and thrive, accompanied by stunning photography by garden and drone photographerRichard Hanson.
Jackie Bennetthas travelled widely, visiting and writing about gardens. Her books includeShakespeare's Gardens,The Writer's Garden,Wild About the GardenandIsland Gardens. She is a former editor ofThe Garden Design JournalandThe English Garden.Richard Hanson'swork has appeared in books and magazines and he has photographed in the garden...
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Title:Island Gardens: Havens Of Beauty Around The British IslesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 0.88 inPublished:September 4, 2018Publisher:White Lion PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711239754

ISBN - 13:9780711239753

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"There are more than 6000 islands scattered around the the main islands of Britain and Ireland, and Island Gardens is a beautiful book celebrating the diverse plant life to be found."
- People's Friend