LOST GARDENS OF ENGLAND: FROM THE ARCHIVES OF COUNTRY LIFE
For over a century, "Country Life" magazine has been influential in the world of garden design. Since 1897, its superbly illustrated essays on houses and gardens sought to inform and educate taste. Drawing from the unrivaled photographic archives of" Country Life "magazine," Lost Gardens of England "presents 46 splendid gardens, long gone, but captured here forever in their heyday. Organized by region, they represent a wide range of period and style--from the late 1890s through the 1930s--revealing all the enchantment of Victorian and Edwardian garden design. Here is St Catherine's Court, with its vast parterres and resplendent turf stairway; the great arcaded hedges at Muntham Court; and the fantastic topiary gardens of Brockenhurst Park. Here, too, are some of the great rock gardens, immensely fashionable in the 1880s, as well as the cliff-top garden at Bawdsey Manor. Superbly reproduced in duotone, these images bear testament to the rich and varied heritage of England's gardens.