Photography by Martin Charles
The Arts and Crafts movement brought a new style to garden design. The combination of finely detailed architectural structures with abundant natural planting - rambling roses scrambling over pergolas and lavender crammed into the joints of stone-retaining walls - represented a fundamental balance between traditional craftsmanship and untrammelled nature.
This authoritative book studies the medieval inspiration for William Morris's garden, the revolutionary ideas of William Robinson's gardening manifesto, planted at Gravetye Manor, and the making of Munstead Wood by Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens as an extraordinary sensual building experience as well as the creation of the most influential garden of the early twentieth century.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2004
- 225 x 250mm