//Gardens

  • 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
  • The Well Gardened Mind

    Sue Stuart-Smith

    Combining neuroscience and psychoanalysis, the psychotherapist author is further qualified to write this book being married to Tom Stuart-Smith, the garden designer and winner of umpteen awards at Chelsea and elsewhere.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Cedric Morris: Artist Plantsman

    Andrew Lambirth

    A slim and delightful book to accompany the Garden Museum’s exhibition earlier this year which focused on Morris’s jubilant flower paintings. His students included Lucian Freud and Maggi Hambling and this book features an essay by the late, and much missed, Beth Chatto. Morris’s star rises, finally, and deservedly.

    Hardback £15.00
  • Album du Comte du Nord: Le Nôtre à Chantilly

    Jean-Pierre Babelon

    A facsimile of the ravishing album of Le Nôtre’s plans and elevations of the gardens at Chantilly, with its Chinoiserie kiosk, pavilions, stables, canals, walks etc. It was given to the ‘Comte du Nord’ and his wife, a transparent pseudonym for the future Tsar Paul I and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, travelling incognito. They visited Chantilly in June 1782, when they were given the album. The original was bought back by the French in the 1930s when the Soviets sold the contents of the imperial library. Text in French.

    Hardback £50.00
  • Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales

    Jill Francis

    A fascinating and detailed study of Elizabethan and C17th gardens, their gardeners, plantings, designs and gardening practices. Far from all are “grand”, most are “gentlemanly”.

    Hardback £35.00
  • A Gardener’s Guide to Topiary: The Art of Clipping, Training and Shaping Plants

    Jenny Hendy

    “One, two! One, two! And through and through/ The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!…” How to turn your Tum-tum tree into a Jabberwock.

    Hardback £12.00
  • Ellen Shipman and the American Garden

    Judith B Tankard

    The great gardens of America’s first woman landscape gardener (1869-1950), who designed for Fords, Rockefellers, Astors, and du Ponts.

    Hardback £35.95
  • Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman

    Derek Jarman

    Jarman, – witty, waspish, brave, mercurial polymath – died 25 years ago. Several of his books are being reissued this year in celebration of his life and gloriously varied works. Heart-lifting stuff.

    Paperback £9.99
  • Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated

    HRH Prince of Wales & Bunny Guinness

    The Prince of Wales’s garden in Gloucestershire is justly renowned, and shown to advantage in this fine book with photographs taken throughout the seasons.

    Hardback £35.00