About this book
With a brief guide to particular historic or evocative gardens open to the public, this is a book to put in your pocket when planning a day out, but also to read in your deckchair with a glass of wine, when dead-heading gets too much. "Immensely enjoyable... There will be something to inform or amuse everyone here" "Sunday Times"
This "potted" history of gardening in Britain takes reader on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses of the 21st century. There is also a brief guide to particular historic or evocative gardens open to the public.