The Good Gardens Guide Paperback – Apr 25 2008
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About the Author
Peter King is a distinguished author and editor who has been involved in the publication of over 30 books. He has written on a variety of topics, including the expeditions of lady travellers, the travel writings of George Nathaniel Curzon, Shackleton's South and Scott's Last Journey (Duckworth, 1999). He founded The Good Gardens Guide in 1990 with the late Graham Rose, gardening editor of the Sunday Times. Katherine Lambert is a distinguished and prolific garden writer and editor. She has worked on the Good Gardens Guide since 1996 and has been Joint Editor since 2004. She helped to edit Rosemary Verey's The Garden in Winter, was co-editor with her of The American Man's Garden and Secret Gardens, is author of Hell with a Capital H, the story of six survivors of Scott's last expedition (Pimlico, 2002). She is currently working on a book combining gastronomy and early Victorian social history.
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The book is organized by county, with listings of each public garden worth visiting in that county. A map also shows the location of each garden. The editors give the address, phone number, visiting hours, web sites and other visitor's information for each garden, followed by a description of the type of garden you'll find when you get there.
A rating system gives the editors' opinion of which gardens are especially worth visiting - but really - if it made it into this book, it's worth visiting!
I've used this guide many times to plan my trips to England, and recommend it highly. It's updated annually, but usually I just get a new one every few years.
All listed have times that the gardens are open and information for locating each site. Maps in the back are excellent for planning several gardens close by.