When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove in 1980, the grounds consisted of a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn, a few thorn bushes and an old kitchen garden. There was also the graceful cedar of Lebanon, one of the features of Highgrove with which he fell in love. Two decades later, The Prince of Wales has transformed the grounds into a Garden which reflects his gardening interests, and his adherence to organic principles. The Garden at Highgrove is now regarded as one of the great gardens of our time.
With the advice of some of Britain's finest garden designers, including the Marchioness of Salisbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild and Sir Roy Strong, The Prince of Wales has added his own vision and ideas, creating highly individual gardens within the Garden, many of which have now reached maturity.
The Garden at Highgrove is a surprise in that it is not grand, but intimate. It surrounds two sides of the house in a series of enclosures and then spreads out to views of fields, distant woods and dovecote. Lime avenue leads to wildflower walk, thyme path to lily pond, kitchen garden to woodland glade.
With Candida Lycett Green, The Prince of Wales describes the thinking behind each aspect of the Garden, how it was conceived and achieved, the mistakes and the triumphs, its continually changing nature, and his plans for the future.
Lavishly illustrated with photographs by Andrew Lawson and Christopher Simon Sykes, The Garden at Highgrove captures the scope and detail of each garden, and will delight and inspire both gardeners and horticulturists at every level.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.42(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.85(d)|