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The garden at the Laskett in Herefordshire is always described as the largest formal garden laid out in Britain since the war and one of most important and interesting gardens of the second half of the twentieth century. It was made by Roy Strong and his wife, theatre designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, between 1973 and 2003. In the latter year Roy's book about the garden and how it was made (The Laskett: the story of a garden) was published, Julia died, and Roy started to remake the garden. Remaking a Garden: the Laskett Gardens Transformed is the story of that remaking, told by Roy, with photographs by Clive Boursnell, who has photographed the whole process from the beginning.
"beautifully produced ... thought-provoking." Evening Standard "ebullience, spiky wit, optimism and creativity ... all shine through in his text." The Sunday Times "a fine record of the transformations wrought by love and labour, and a reminder that change, courage and clarity are essential, in gardens as in life." The Garden Design Journal 'an inspiration and delight' Daily Mail 'this refreshing book challenges preconceptions about illustrated garden books ... were you to accept the invigorating challenge to edit your own plot, you'd take courage from this minutely detailed record of the transition from tranquility to raw chaos and back again." Country Life "the photographs, refreshingly for a garden book, show as much energetic destruction as patient construction." Gardens Illustrated
ISBN: 9780711233966 ISBN-10: 0711233969 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 176 Published: 15th May 2014 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 25.0
Weight (kg): 1.45
Edition Number: 1