The English Garden at Night

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The English Garden at Night

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This sumptuous publication explores the enchanted nocturnal domain of ten of England’s most beautiful botanical gardens. This poetic journey is very special in that it transports us into these hallowed bastions of beauty, history and memory at time unknown to garden lovers. One senses the ghosts of landscape architects and well known dignitaries, and one feels surrounded by a profound tranquility and a spiritual quality that comes from the centuries of thought, creation and recreation.

You will find a diverse selection of gardens, from the world-famous Kew Gardens, to Vita Sackville –West’s Sissinghurst, Hatfield House and to some smaller more intimate gardens like Great Dixter and Hestercombe. Then there is the magic of The Lost Garden of Heligan, wild, untamed and at the same time revitalized back to its former glory. And to Levens Hall, where the ancestors of the original owners mind the original topiary, now two hundred years later and to RHS Wisley, the trend setter. You will also discover a new perspective of Alnwick Garden, the eclectic contemporary garden on the grounds of Alnwick Castle. Finally, The Eden Project, an extraordinary symbol of re-creation and imagination. At night, the garden is transformed; plants and flowers possess a kind of luminescent elegance, reflecting light from their surface.

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