What is Britain’s greatest contribution to world culture? Ambra Edwards suggests it is the garden. It is an art form we have made peculiarly our own, and which we have been exporting to the rest of the world for the last three centuries. It is also an important economic contributor. Sixty per cent of National Trust members say they join up first and foremost to enjoy the gardens, while Britain’s gardens bring in visitors from all over the world. Gardens are hugely important to us. Yet by their very nature they are mutable. What makes them (and keeps them) special is the input of the people who look after them. These are the head gardeners. This book explores the lives, vision and achievements of fourteen very special head gardeners, and examines the many and various roles of the head gardener today.
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Author Ambra Edwards Published by Pimpernel Press Ltd ISBN 9781910258323 EAN 9781910258323 Bic Code Cover Paperback