The National Trust cares for hundreds of beautiful gardens of every imaginable shape and size across Britain, from the internationally renowned and the grandest country estates to the smallest cottage gardens. National Trust gardeners receive countless questions from visitors about the plants they grow and techniques that can be tried at home, and this in-depth, easy-to-follow guide shares their wisdom, providing all the answers.
Written by expert gardener Rebecca Bevan, with the help of National Trust gardeners, it offers clear and practical advice for garden development. From herbaceous borders and bountiful bedding to sustainable gardening, each chapter provides snippets of 300 years of horticultural history, examples of best practice from National Trust gardens, and unique gems of wisdom.
This book is packed with stunning images of a multitude of gardens to inspire both keen novices and experienced amateurs. All the topics covered are easily applicable to private gardens, helping to enrich even the tiniest of urban spaces.
Rebecca Bevan has been a Royal Horticultural Society advisor and has written for The Garden Magazine and the Telegraph. She has been a contributor on BBC Gardeners’ World and Gardeners’ Question Time. She also worked as a Gardens Researcher for the National Trust and is currently an independent consultant.
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