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The New Cornish Garden
by Tim Miles and David Rowe
7.99

ISBN: 978 185022 174 6
210 X 200mm - 120 pages

This book is for those who love what is beautiful and exciting about the gardens of Cornwall, be they large or small, who would like to know more about their own Cornish garden, or who want to recreate a pocket of Cornwall beyond the Tamar. This is not a definitive gardening guide, but aims to encourage gardeners to "give it a go" to try to grow some of the amazing plants that it really is possible to grow in Cornwall and Up Country. This is a very "hands on" guide that really does inspire confidence.

Tim Smit in his foreword writes that previously "there was nothing that could get you started, that captured the simple pleasure of trying things out. It is filled with sensible tips on how to make these exotic treasures thrive...but now there is. This is a wonderful book with excellent illustrations and, what is more, it is well written. Tim and David have done a 'proper job' as they say in these parts. I've had the pleasure of knowing Tim for some ten years and can honestly say that he has forgotten more about these plants than most people will ever know. To journey with the authors on this practical odyssey is both hugely informative and gives even the least green-fingered among us a sense of hope that this time..."

160 colour photos.


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Tresco Abbey Garden (Sketches)
by Sue Lewington
3.99

ISBN: 978 185022 186 9
210x200mm - 48 pages

REDUCED!   All the delights of Tresco Abbey Garden are here. Sue has drawn detailed pictures of many of the plants as well as showing the plants within their garden context. We see the gardeners at work and the peace of the garden when they have gone home. A really beautiful book. Full colour.

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Tresco Abbey Garden
by Mike Nelhams
9.99

ISBN: 978 185022 200 2
235x170mm - 100 pages

A personal and pictorial history. Tresco Abbey Garden was established in 1834 by the Lord Proprietor of the Isles of Scilly, Augustus Smith. It has remained in the care of the same family for five generations. In addition to recording the early history of the garden there are detailed accounts of the disastrous damage caused by the snows in 1987, the hurricane three years later and of the tremendous effort to recreate the garden. The author has included winter and summer flowering lists and a personal record of those plants that make Tresco unique. Profusely illustrated, including archive pictures from the family albums not previously published, the book is a glorious record of this much loved garden.

Alan Titchmarsh writes in his foreword: - Tresco has a dream-like situation a jewel that shines out of the sea a rich diversity of plants that you will be hard pressed to find in any other part of Britain.

Mike Nelhams first went to Tresco in 1976 on a garden scholarship as a student. He returned in 1983 as head gardener. Since then the post of garden curator has been established for him. He trained at the Royal Horticultural Garden, Wisley, Merrist Wood College, Surrey and Plumpton College, Sussex. He is an RHS judge on the Tender Plants Committee and a frequent lecturer throughout the English-speaking world. He has made many appearances on radio and television as well as having written many articles for the horticultural press Mike regularly leads garden tours to Argentina, South Africa, Italy, the South of France and Australia.

2nd edition - 145 colour and 20 black and white archive photos.