British Gardens in Time

As seen on the BBC, British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens – Stowe, Biddulph Grange, Nymans and Great Dixter – and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster.

Katie Campbell weaves her account of the four gardens into a history of British gardening from the earliest cultivated spaces to the present day, exploring trends, influences and pioneers. Fascinating historic detail and atmospheric storytelling make this a compelling read and enable us to see the gardens through fresh eyes. British Gardens in Time includes specially commissioned photography by Nathan Harrison, and extensive archive illustrations.

British Gardens in Time by Katie Campbell is published by Frances Lincoln, £12.99.