//Gardens

  • Kiftsgate Court Gardens: Three Generations of Women Gardeners

    Vanessa Berridge, introduction by Robin Lane Fox, photographs by Sabina Ruber

    Italianate, English, fromal and informal, these marvellous gardens are a tribute to the family that hav owned them for a century, and bear witness to changing tastes balanced with continuity.

    Hardback £40.00
  • Vertical Garden Design

    Edited by Li Aihong

    Green walls, invented in the US in the 1930s and forgotten, reinvented and modernised by the French botanist Patrick Blanc. Illustrated.

    Hardback £52.99
  • The Architecture of Trees

    Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi

    First English language edition of this Italian marvel: 400 ink drawings of trees – and their shadows at different times of day – with and without foliage, drawn to a scale of 1:100. Large format.

    Hardback £90.00
  • The Hidden Horticulturists: The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain’s Gardens

    Fiona Davison

    Based on a notebook of 1822 which included, amongst many other lesser known names, an application from Joseph Paxton.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants

    Roy Vickery

    A dictionary of native, naturalised and cultivated plants by a botanist who worked at the Natural History Museum for over 40 years.

    Hardback £30.00
  • ‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms

    Naoko Abe

    Collingwood Ingram (1880 – 1981) was an ornithologist and plant collector whose obsession with Japanese cherries earned him the epithet ‘Cherry’. He travelled as a young man in Japan and was introduced to the ideas and displays of cherry blossom (sakura), but when he travelled there again in 1920s, by then a world authority on cherries, he was struck by profound changes in the planting of prunus – variety had been sacrificed for one cloned tree that had become ubiquitous for political reasons. On that trip Ingram saw an illustration of a tree that had become extinct in Japan, a magnificent cherry called the ‘Great White’, which he realised he had seen in poor condition in a Sussex garden. He perpetuated this glorious tree by cuttings and reintroduced it to Japan as well as perpetuating it in the UK.

    Ingram’s life is remarkable, and Naoko’s telling of it a revelation.

    We are delighted that Naoko will be coming to speak at Sandoe’s on 6th June – booking essential. See here for more details.

    Hardback £18.99
  • Japanese Gardens: A Journey

    Monty Don, photographs by Derry Moore

    The duo who did the marvellous ‘Paradise Gardens’ last year are ravished by the subtle harmony of the natural and the artificial in both spring and autumn. Spectacular photography.

    Hardback £35.00
  • The Garden Chef: Recipes and Stories from Plant to Plate

    Editors Phaidon

    The gardens of 35 of the world’s best chefs, what they produce and what happens to them.

    Hardback £29.95
  • Japanese Gardens: A Journey

    Monty Don, photographs by Derry Moore

    The combination of author and photographer promise much – their last book, ‘Paradise Gardens’, was wonderful. Due late March, plumb cherry blossom season.

    Hardback £35.00