The Devon Gardens Guide
A comprehensive visitor’s guide to some 130 gardens in Devon open to the public, by the author of numerous books on the county. The text is thoroughly researched, informative, accessible, and up to date. The Devon Gardens Guide is copiously illustrated with colour photographs, and includes a general introduction to the geology, climate and garden history of Devon; a list of nurseries and garden centres in the county, and a calendar of opening times. Essential for garden-lovers, whether visitors to the county or locals.
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Rosemary Lauder has lived in north Devon for 30 years, and entered the world of journalism in the 1980s, writing gardening articles for the local paper. Since then she has written a number of guidebooks, anthologies, two books on the lost houses of Devon, and Devon Families, as well as numerous magazine articles. She has been an active member of the Devon Gardens Trust since its early days.
- Foreword, by Michael Hickson, Vice-President of the Devon Gardens Trust
- How to Use this Book
- 1 West
- 2 North
- 3 Mid
- 4 East
- 5 South
- 6 Dartmoor
- 7 Additional Gardens
- Calendar of Garden Openings
- Map of Devon
Wiro, paperback with flaps
326 colour photos; 1 map
210 x 148 mm
‘An excellent book to have beside one; I am currently keeping mine beside my evening armchair for relaxed browsing.’ (Michael Hickson, Vice-President, Devon Gardens Trust, April 2004)
‘lavishly illustrated with superb quality images … and some informative text about the individual history of the gardens and gardeners.’ (Devon Life, July 2004)
‘The guide is extremely well presented … The ring-bound presentation adds to the book’s practical use for garden visits. … The book is good value at £10.95 and as Michael Hickson writes in the foreword, “Rosemary Lauder has admirably drawn together the many different gardens from within the county, with the purpose of encouraging visitors to them.” I’m sure it will successfully achieve that objective.’ (John Clark, Devon Gardens Trust, Newsletter, no. 57, Summer 2004)
‘A popular guide to gardens open to the public which fills the gap between the Yellow NGS Book and Devon Gardens: an Historical Survey … . The ring bound presentation adds to the book’s practical use for garden visits.’ (The Garden History Society News, no. 71, Summer 2004)
‘a welcome addition to the shop shelves …
‘a high-quality package …
‘There are bags of bonuses with this book, not least its spiral binding so you can fold back any page at random and stuff the book in your pocket or rucksack without fear of crumples or creases.
‘… this delightful directory’ (North Devon Journal, 15.04.04)
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