Secret Gardens Of The Cotswolds: A Personal Tour Of 20 Private Gardens by Victoria SummerleySecret Gardens Of The Cotswolds: A Personal Tour Of 20 Private Gardens by Victoria Summerley

Secret Gardens Of The Cotswolds: A Personal Tour Of 20 Private Gardens

byVictoria SummerleyBy (photographer)Hugo Rittson Thomas

Hardcover | February 1, 2015

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A captivating portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them. Focusing on the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, this stunning book features 20 gardens designed by some of the leading contemporary garden designers from across the world. This beautiful corner of England has a rich tradition of garden making, which is explored in this very personal view by photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas and journalist Victoria Summerley, both residents of this green pocket with more than its fair share of beautiful and interesting gardens. Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best.  

HUGO RITTSON THOMAS is one of the UK's leading portrait photographers. He started his career in the art world, studying at Central St.Martin's and Goldsmiths University of London, and took part in the landmark exhibition Temple of Diana alongside Tracey Emin at The Blue Gallery in 1999. Hugo lives and has a studio in London.Victoria ...
Title:Secret Gardens Of The Cotswolds: A Personal Tour Of 20 Private GardensFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:144 pages, 11.12 × 9.5 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:11.12 × 9.5 × 0.88 inPublished:February 1, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711235279

ISBN - 13:9780711235274


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love this book! The pictures are simply Divine. I had the pleasure of traveling to Cotswalds earlier this year and some of these gardens in person are breath taking. Because of this I fell in love with Englands countryside and it's historical gardens that pay attention to detail, traditions and meaning. Since I live in Canada a book is a close 2nd for not being there in person all year round.
Date published: 2017-12-24

Editorial Reviews

â??A beautifully illustrated book that offers an insiderâ??s view of some of the Cotswoldsâ?? most beautiful private gardensâ?¿This is not just another picture book, but a useful guide and aide-mémoire for the seasoned garden visitorâ??'Victoria and Hugo use their local knowledge and passion to spectacular effect, getting right under the skin of each garden and family who owns it...this enchanting book depicts paradise foundâ??â??an alluring reminder of some of the countryâ??s most charming gardens with a helpful gazeteer listing those open to the publicâ??'This delightful combination of informative text with beautiful images which conjure up each garden to perfection, is the ideal companion for a chilly February afternoon, or indeed a lazy summer afternoon spent planning the next inspiring garden visit.''This is a great coffee table book that you can dip into to get some inspiration for your own garden.'