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The English Gardener’s Garden

Marking the launch of The English Gardener’s Garden, published by Phaidon, writer and garden designer Tania Compton is joined by a panel of guests whose work features in the book, including Fergus Garett (Great Dixter), Mat Reese (Malverleys), Charlotte Molesworth (Balmoral Cottage) and Jonny Bruce (Prospect Cottage).

Spanning more than 200 pages, 300 images, and 500 years, this stylish volume epitomizes the versatility, diversity, and eclecticism of the English garden throughout history.
The English Gardener’s Garden journeys to 63 gardens across England. From formal Elizabethan gardens to magnificent English landscape gardens, herbaceous 20th century Arts & Crafts settings to contemporary healing spaces, this accessible yet enchanting survey commemorates the country’s enduring influence within gardening and garden design.

Organized geographically by county, each entry illuminates England’s rich history of garden making, with concise text detailing the garden’s significance and that of its designer, patron, or maker. Illustrated with sumptuous photography, each featured garden captures the botanical variety, innovative design, and architectural prowess that uniquely defines the English garden.