A Garden Lost in Time: The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of Aberglasney by Penny David hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Seven Dials, 2000, Paperback.
First in this ed. ition. [First: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: Past and future meet in a magical space where 19th- and 18th-century plantings touch remnants from the Renaissance and medieval days and where a beautiful restoration has brought a forgotten world back to life.
Lavish, oversized colour photos and artful text lead you through the nine magnificent gardens of the venerable Welsh estate, Aberglasney. Wander in woods, brambles, and vine-strewn tunnels more than 700 years old. For more than 50 years, they were left to decay, but renovation has brought back landscapes bright and strong, repaired the broken masonry, and returned order to the Italianate Cloisters, Victorian arboretum, garden walk; and everywhere on the grounds. As the work proceeded, layers of the past emerged including the only possible survivor in England of a Renaissance garden plan.
This compelling narrative reads like a historical detective story, in which gardeners and archaeologists unravel the gardens puzzles and the mysteries of its origins.
Introduction by: Penelope Hobhouse
Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.
216 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10½” x 7¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Gardening category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…