Ever since the Garden of Eden, man has created secluded, secret places for retreat and quiet thought, where confidences may be exchanged, letters read, proposals accepted - places overlaid with memories. And in literature, especially in children's books, secret gardens abound.
All the secret gardens in this book are real, although they possess the beauty and mystery of their literary forebears. Through the personal vision of their makers, even these gardens retain their intimate atmosphere. All encapsulate the magic of an unforeseen, delightful encounter, revealing our own hidden yearnings for a secret kingdom.
Contains full-colour photographs.