The setting - the park, the house, views and alignments, avenue of limes, compost heap, sewage garden, Orchard Room; the view from the house - the Sundial Garden, terrace, Thyme Walk and Mediterranean Garden; the Cottage Garden - the pergola, box waves, Saville Garden, laurel tunnel and new Cottage Garden; Wildflower and Woodland Gardens - tulip walk, wildflower drive, meadow, fern corner, Woodland Garden, stumpery and beeches; arboretum and the Walled Garden - including the azalea walk and the greenhouses. Appendices: organic gardening at Highgrove; plant lists.
Visitors to the Highgrove garden are limited to 8,000 a year - this book shows the garden in its splendour and in more detail than seen by its visitors. Features planting lists and information on the organic principles on which the garden is run. Lavishly illustrated with photographs by two of Britain's most famous garden photographers, Andrew Lawson and Christopher Simon Sykes.
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. Candida Lycett Green has published thirteen books, including the bestselling THE GARDEN AT HIGHGROVE. She has written and presented television documentaries for BBC and Channel 4, including THE ENGLISHWOMAN AND THE HORSE, THE FRONT GARDEN and A COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. She is a Commissioner for English Heritage and a contributing editor to VOGUE magazine.