Secret Gardens

'The garden is where I go for refuge and shelter, not the house,' wrote the novelist Elizabeth von Arnim. Many gardeners would agree with her, ... Hidcote is no secret garden. Garden lovers know it well, or are at least familiar with ...


Author: Claire Masset

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358299

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.

Secret Gardens

Yet in 1911 came from her pen The Secret Garden. She had become obsessed with a walled garden at Maytham Hall near Rolvenden in Kent, which was for many years her home when she was not in America. In 1907 the lease ran out and she had ...


Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571287277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Covering the period from the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh, Humphrey Carpenter examines the lives and writings of Lewis Carroll, Kenneth Grahame, George Macdonald, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, A.A. Milne and others whose works make up the Golden Age of children's literature. Both a collective biography and a work of criticism, Secret Gardens forces us to reconsider childhood classics in a new light. 'Secret Gardens permits us to see in a fresh light the interaction between cultural history and literature, and to realize that ... it wasn't mere misfits who withdrew into the writing of children's books, but rather the sort of misfits who reflected the prevailing dissatisfactions of the age.' New York Times Book Review

Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens by David Belbin Published in 2011 by Five Leaves Publications PO Box 8786, Nottingham NG19AW © David Belbin, 2011 Illustrations © Brick (John Stuart Clark, Cover photography ...


Author: David Belbin

Publisher: Five Leaves

ISBN: 9781907869389

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 61

View: 506

Aazim is fifteen. His family is about to be deported. When Immigration come for them, he decides to hide in a city allotment. But nowhere is safe for long. Aazim meets Nadimah. People are after her, too. Soon, the pair have to go on the run and they have to find work. Their new country is full of secret gardens. Few of them are safe places. Will they find a way to stay?

Hidden Lives Secret Gardens

A secret stand at bamboo (again, very un-ltalian) lies to the allee's north, ottering a backdrop to the other western gardens and providing the structural "poles" tor the upkeep of the formal hedges and pollarded plants.


Author: R. Terry Schnadelbach

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440131158

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 239

hidden lives / secret gardens is a synthetic history about gardens and human sexuality. Written in an accessible style for the garden enthusiast, the serious landscape designer, and those interested in the lives of international celebrities, the book explores the very roots of Modernism as begun in Florence, Italy in the very first year of the twentieth century. For the past twenty-years, R. Terry Schnadelbach, FAAR, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida, has researched the Modernist era in landscape architecture. He authored a book, Ferruccio Vitale, Landscape Architect of the Country Place Era, on the Florentine landscape architect, who brought to America both the formal garden as well as its first Modernist landscapes. In hidden lives / secret gardens, Schnadelbach exposes the engaging and intertwined lives of a group of expatriates, their secluded hillside villas and secret new gardens that ushered a new direction in garden design. Three successive new gardens at Villas Gamberaia, La Pietra and I Tatti were among the earliest Modernist landscapes and were an inspiration many landscape professionals in Britain and America. While hidden lives / secret gardens manuscript focuses on the revival of the Renaissance aesthetic in Florence and paints a picture of each garden's history, it explores the new and emerging field of sexual psychology through the hidden lives of the Villa's owners and designers, revealing their artistic life styles, their commercial and sexual mores.

Secret Gardens of Somerset

The gardens within these fortified walls are in the care of talented head gardener James Cross, whoin 2002 was appointedbyBishopPeter Price to implementamajor redevelopment. When James arrived, the gardens were well tended but ...


Author: Abigail Willis

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711252226

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 688

The magical and satisfying secret gardens of Somerset share the limelight with Glastonbury, cricket, cider and Cheddar cheese. From East Lambrook to The Newt, Hauser and Wirth to Hestercombe and the up and coming Yeo Valley, this book goes through the keyhole to discover Somerset's jewel gardens and garden makers.

Secret Gardens

First published in 2014 as 'Secrets de paysagistes'.



Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1419715801

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 350

More than 200 spectacular images showcase 14 private gardens, extraordinary examples of landscape design that are inaccessible to the public, and which have never--or very rarely--been featured in any publication. From France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Caribbean, and more, these gardens offer a dizzying range of horticultural and conceptual diversity. The designers reflect on the steps that went into bringing the garden to life, and the book concludes with biographies of landscape architects whose work is featured within, explaining the creative vision of some of the most respected design professionals working today.

Secret Gardens Satanic Mills

European History Women's Studies Secret Gardens , Satanic Mills PLACING GIRLS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY , 1750-1960 EDITED BY Mary Jo Maynes , Birgitte Søland , and Christina Benninghaus These essays offer a comparative history of European ...


Author: Mary Jo Maynes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217105

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 266

Essays on the history of girlhood in modern Europe.

Secret Gardens of East Anglia

In spring, Rupert's Garden draws visitors to Kirtling. This space is a memorial to the Fairhavens' second son, ... Walnut Avenue is a hidden space known as the Secret Garden. It boasts deep, curving borders of shrubs and trees, ...


Author: Barbara Segall

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9781781012369

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 732

The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known. Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman and national treasure Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered. Featured gardens include: -COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms -HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island -KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse -RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden -THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate - ULTING WICK Thousands of tulips against a backdrop of black wooden barns -WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse -WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house.

The Secret Gardens of Charleston

The Garden of the William Korber House F a or almost fifteen years , Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cathcart spoke of their gardening efforts as “ frustrating at best . ” When they moved to the house in 1975 , the yard in back was in use as a ...


Author: Louisa Pringle Cameron

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 0941711781

Category: Gardening

Page: 98

View: 111

A stunning tour with the owners of many of historic Charleston's most beautiful, but rarely seen, private gardens.

The Secret Garden

The other flaw for which The Secret Garden has been criticized is its occasional didacticism . Under the influence of Lewis Carroll and Robert Louis Stevenson , among others , children's books had gradually freed themselves from the ...


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192835963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 319

View: 358

An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.