Hampshire (Timothy Mowl & Jane Whitaker) soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Stephen Morris, 2016, Paperback.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps ; Gazetteer;
From the cover: Hampshire is a wealthy county with a rich history of major landowners, from mediaeval bishops to the Barings of the banking dynasty, all of which have created important gardens and landscapes in this lush shire of warm brick, flint, timber-framing and forest.
The remains of monastic foundations, with garden traces around their ruined enclosures, inspired in the twentieth century a series of historical revivals, most notably at Queen Eleanors Garden in the shadow of Winchester Hall. Queen Elizabeth came often to the county on progress and was royally entertained in 1591 by Lord Hertford at Elvetham, where magnificent outdoor pageants were held in her honour.
There are few formal seventeenth-century layouts, but Hampshire was quick to embrace the mid eighteenth-century fashion for Eclectic landsc…
In the Historic Gardens of England series.
272 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9¾” x 6¾”).
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Gardening catalogue?