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Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated

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HIGHGROVE: A GARDEN CELEBRATED is a commemoration of the beautiful, mature gardens planned and planted by The Prince of Wales over thirty years ago.

The gardens at Highgrove evoke intense emotion. In January, the dramatic light and early snowdrops of the Stumpery are exquisite; the glistening emerald lawns and tree blossoms in Spring lift the spirits with a promise of what is to come; in Summer, the longed-for delphiniums in the Sundial Garden stand proudly to attention and dramatic leaf colours welcome Autumn to the Arboretum as the harvesting in the Kitchen Garden begins.

In Winter the structural elements of the garden have their moment of glory as the year comes to a close and the cycle of the seasons continues. Lavishly illustrated with photographs that capture both the light and detail of this magisterial space, this beautiful book will delight and inspire gardeners of every level. It is an exquisite celebration of garden design, passion and inspiration.

With ravishing photographs, text by Bunny Guinness and lyrical descriptions by Prince Charles of his favourite monthly highlights, this is a rare opportunity to glimpse the Prince's private garden in all its seasonal glory (Jane Shilling DAILY MAIL)

This lavishly illustrated celebration of the garden that Prince Charles started over 30 years ago makes me want to dash there immediately. The thinking behind each exquisite section is described, as are the mistakes and triumphs, and plans for the future An absolute must for any garden lover (WOMAN & HOME)

This volume is particularly beautiful in its magnificent photography and the quality of the printing. Our estimable guide through that paradise, charting each month through the year, is the landscape designer and Gardener's Question Time panellist, Bunny Guinness. Her sound knowledge of practical gardening enables her to be an excellent and thoughtful recorder of the garden through the seasons and, most hepfully, to describe some of the methods of organic husbandry that underpin all that grows there so abundantly. His Royal Highness's successful creation of a finely tuned eco-system on land that was formerly degraded by unsympathetic management is a touching and visionary story, well told here, and includes his own heartfelt preambles to each chapter (Kathryn Bradley-Hole COUNTRY LIFE)

This is a journey through a year in the iconic garden of HRH The Prince of Wales. With fabulous images from some of the country's top garden photographers and gorgeous illustrations, the different areas of Highgrove come to life in turn, whether frosted with snow of bursting with blooms. I particularly loved the surprising gatefold pages showing the meadow in all its glory, and Bunny Guinness's words, which give context and a sense of place (Stephanie Mahon THE ENGLISH GARDEN Books of the Year 2014)