In The New English Garden the leading garden writer Tim Richardson discusses twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade. Together these represent a coherent overview of what remains probably the most inventive garden culture in the world.
With the benefit of an international perspective, he surveys a wide spectrum of gardens in styles ranging from the cutting-edge naturalistic planting design of the Sheffield School to the scientific imagery of Througham Court. While many of these gardens are challenging or thought-provoking, others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English planting design. The book is beautifully illustrated by Andrew Lawson’s photography of some of England’s most famous gardens.
The New English Garden by Tim Richardson is published by Frances Lincoln, £20.00.