Hidcote: The Making of a Garden
Hidcote, an internationally revered English garden, was created in the Cotswolds by Major Lawrence Johnston, a Henry James American whose circle of friends included Edith Wharton and Bernard Berenson. The most influential English garden of the twentieth century, Hidcote is recognized as the model for most English-style gardens and was recently restored. First published in 1989, the book was the first biography of Johnston; for this revised and enlarged edition Clarke, garden editor at Traditional Home magazine, and the author of 15 books on landscape history and gardening, has collected much new, original material that illuminates the creation of the garden and presents Johnston's life in the context of the period that set the seal on England's preeminence in garden design and plantsmanship. In addition to seasonal lists of plants closely associated with Hidcote, the book also features new information about Johnston's other major work, Serre de la Madonne in the south of France, now a French national monument.
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Review: Hidcote: The Making of a GardenUser Review - ICPL Staff Picks - Goodreads
Hidcote is a very interesting book in a variety of ways. Hidcote Garden is located in the Cotswolds of England but was created by the expatriate American Lawrence Johnston. The first edition of this ... Read full review
Review: Hidcote: The Making of a GardenUser Review - Carmen - Goodreads
It was difficult to keep my interest in this book, thankfully it is short. The book focused on who started the garden, instead of the gardens. I was expecting more stories about the actual planting ... Read full review