Secret Gardens

of the National Trust

Author: Claire Masset

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358294

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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A whimsical and beautiful book celebrating these hidden gems of the National Trust – from specially made secret gardens to overlooked corners of famous gardens and re-discovered lost gardens. Stunning photographs of the Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens are accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. The book will include secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues, stumperies, huts, ice houses, wendy houses, fairy gates and pixie houses. The gardens featured include the palm-filled Overbeck’s in Devon, Peckover House in Cambridgeshire, which bursts with exotic specimens found on Victorian plant-hunting expeditions, and Monk’s House in East Sussex, where the garden proved a refuge for Virginia Woolf.
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Virginia Woolf at Monk's House, Sussex

National Trust Guidebook

Author: CLAIRE. MASSETT

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843595618

Category:

Page: 64

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Depression may have robbed her of old age, but Virginia Woolf's spirit is still very much alive at Monk's House, her country retreat in the South Downs. It is in the accumulation of small things that you will find it, and in the atmosphere of quiet domesticity that she and her husband Leonard shared here for many years. Part biography and part guided tour this enlightening book combines first-hand quotes, short analyses of her books, ideas and relationships, with archival images and contemporary photographs. It offers a vivid introduction to one of the most complicated and revered authors of the 20th century.
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Cottage Gardens

Author: Claire Masset

Publisher: National Trust Books

ISBN: 9781911358923

Category:

Page: 176

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The cottage garden's abundant, informal style is rooted in Victorian dreams of a perfect country life, but has found new expressions from the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day. This book showcases many cottage gardens both famous and obscure, including writer Thomas Hardy's cottage in Dorset; the flower-filled cottage garden created at Sissinghurst, Kent, by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson; Beatrix Potter's Cumbrian home, Hill Top, and the picturesque Alfriston Clergy House in East Sussex. Practical advice on creating your own cottage garden is also offered, including key plants and techniques. With climbing roses, bright hollyhocks, pathways edged with honeysuckle, blossom-filled orchards, and wildflower meadows, this is the perfect book to capture the idyllic British country garden and a wonderful companion for all cottage-garden enthusiasts.
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Roses and Rose Gardens

Author: Claire Masset

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 1911358685

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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From the author of very successful ‘Secret Gardens’, this is a visually stunning celebration of England’s favourite flower: its long history and rich symbolism; the beauty and diversity of its flowers, foliage and habit; its wonderful fragrances; and, above all, its amazing versatility. The National Trust owns many of the most famous and beloved rose gardens in this country, including Mottisfont, which has over 500 varieties, and the legendary Sissinghurst, where all NT gardeners are sent to learn the art of rose pruning. As well as showcasing 25 of these gardens, the book spotlights 20 varieties of rose to talk about in detail, describing the individual quality of each rose – why it makes it a good choice, where you can grow it and suggestions on how you might combine it with other plants.
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The Blood of Avalon - The Secret History of the Grail Dynasty from King Arthur to Prince William

Author: Adrian Gilbert

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780286287

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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In this extraordinary book, Adrian Gilbert reveals the location of not just the true 'Avalon' or 'Glastonbury' but of many other sites crucial to the legend of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He shows how the core teachings of Christianity were kept secret by a dynasty of Welsh kings and saints and later (after the Norman invasions) by their surviving descendants. For centuries this remnant of the Brittano-Welsh nobility, still living in 'Avalon', kept alive a hope: they prayed that one day a new Arthur, one with the holy blood of the family of Mary flowing in his veins, would sit once more on the throne of Britain. Extraordinary as it may seem, this hope may soon be realised - for through the late Diana, Princess of Wales, our own Prince William, whose middle name is indeed Arthur, is so descended.
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Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 vol. set)

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
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Cornwall with Kids

Includes the Isles of Scilly

Author: William Gray

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1907263861

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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Britain's most popular holiday destination has been left with no stone unturned in updating the second edition of Footprint's full-colour guide, Cornwall with Kids. This popular guide provides you with the complete low-down on where to go, what to see and how to get the most from your family holiday. Cornwall is everything a family holiday should be - braving surf, building sandcastles and sampling fish and chips. Perfect for any family budget, Cornwall with Kids offers insight into exactly where to pitch the tent, buy local food and plan days out for free, plus reviews of the top hotels along with the must-see attractions like the Eden Project and St Michael's Mount. Whether it's a day trip to the Isles of Scilly or finding the best beaches for rockpooling that takes your fancy, you won't want to leave home without this full-colour guide. - Teach the kids how to surf at one of the many acclaimed North Atlantic surf schools. - Sample the culinary delights, full listings on where to find the best Cornish food, including that perfect pasty. - Great days out, from the Eden Project to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. - Whether the sun is blazing or the rain is pouring, there are tips here for all weather.
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Of Rhubarb and Roses

The Telegraph Book of the Garden

Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781311455

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

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DIV The Telegraph has long enjoyed the closest association with gardeners. Indeed, as the newspaper of choice for the counties and the shires, it revels in the glory and variety of Britain’s horticultural heritage, whether celebrating the most renowned gardens, like Great Dixter, or extolling the tart virtues of rhubarb. For gardening spans a vast spectrum. Variously hobby, art form, industry and, on occasion, cause of social unrest, it encompasses the annual spectacle of the Chelsea Flower Show, Vita Sackville-West’s legendary White Garden at Sissinghurst, and the pursuit of prize-winning pumpkins. And while the Telegraph’s weekend supplements might publish advice on growing asparagus or figs, the letters pages bristle with feuds and controversies at the RHS. Whatever form it takes, few things could be more central to the world of the Telegraph reader than the garden. Which is why the paper has always attracted the best writers on the subject: from the experts of today, such as Stephen Lacey, Mary Keen, Sarah Raven and Bunny Guinness, through great sages of yesteryear, like Fred Whitsey, Denis Wood and Rosemary Verey, to the more esoteric musings of Germaine Greer, Roy Strong and W. F. Deedes. All are collected here in this compendious and endlessly fascinating anthology, compiled by eminent green-fingered scribe Tim Richardson. As varied and colourful as a traditional herbaceous border at the height of summer, Of Rhubarb and Roses is the perfect book for an afternoon’s reading in a deckchair, as the shadows lengthen across that newly mown lawn. /div
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