Garden history
First published in the UK and US in October 2001 by Penguin. A paperback edition followed in 2004. The English Garden is takes a new approach to garden history. It argues that the key to understanding why gardens have been created lies in the social conditions and aspirations of their creators.
The English Garden Abroad describes the glories of gardens made in the English style outside England. Its main focus is on the mediterranean where the tradition was best established. Illustrated with copious new and archive photographs, the book was a pioneer in this branch of garden history. Although some of the gardens have vanished others still flourish and can be visited. (Viking, 1991).

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