The historic gardens of England: Cheshire

By: Mowl, Timothy & Mako, Marion

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With financial assistance from the Leverhulme Trust, research by Marion Mako, and final script by Timothy Mowl, this account of the historic parks (now admitted within the scope of the series) and gardens of Cheshire is, as with the previous titles in the series, a rollocking read. Much original research combined with acute observations from garden visits by both authors has resulted in a selective, but insightful, account of most types of garden in the county. The sole exceptions are the footballer's wives' gardens of Prestbury, Alderley Edge and Caldy whose wealthy owners are waiting for Hello Magazine to give them a more sympathetic once-over. Perhaps the most surprising claim, and one which I would endorse, is that Arley's gardens are much more impressive and horticulturally diverse than those of Hidcote in Gloucestershire, which they resemble. The accounts of Adlington and Doddington are a revelation; these are exposed as gardens of national significance, one now lost, the other simply under-appreciated. Redcliffe Press, the new publishers, have refined the design of the series and improved the layout by highlighting in bold the first mention of each garden. 290 pp., 91 illustrations, map.

Title: The historic gardens of England: Cheshire

Author Name: Mowl, Timothy & Mako, Marion

Categories: Gardens,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Redcliffe, Bristol: 2008

ISBN Number: 1906593140

ISBN Number 13: 9781906593148

Binding: Paper covers (wrap-around flaps)

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 4411

Keywords: English