When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove House in 1981 the surrounds consisted of a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn and a few thorn bushes. Twenty years later, he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles. With help from some of Britain s finest designers, including The Marchioness of Salisbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild and Sir Roy Strong, the Prince of Wales has created highly individual gardens which have now, with his own ideas, reached maturity. The Prince of Wales describes the thinking behind each garden, the mistakes and the triumphs, and his plans for the future. Lavishly illustrated with photographs which capture both the scope and detail of each garden, this is a book which will delight and inspire both gardeners and horticulturalists at every level.
S In his previous book, The Prince of Wales described how he had spent eleven years turning his Cotswold estate into a model of environmentally benign farming and gardening. In this book he describes how his gardens have been conceived, developed and planted. Candida Lycett Green has published twelve books, and introduced and edited two volumes of her father, Sir John Betjeman's letters. She has written and presented three television documentaries, including The Front Garden and A Cottage in the Country. She is a commissioner for English Heritage.