Foreword by John Brookes; Introduction; The John Brookes Story; Early Influences; New Thinking In Garden Design; From Garden To Landscape; The Cultural Context of Landscape; Mature Work; The Gardens: Case Studies (in chronological order) 1. Penguin Books Courtyard, Middlesex, England, 1961, Office Courtyard 2. Bryanston Square, London, England, 1965, Communal Garden Square 3. La Napoule, Cannes, France,1965, Private Garden 4. Toddington House, West Sussex, England, 1981, Private Garden 5. Samares Manor, Jersey, 1982, Private Garden 6. Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, United States,1986, Botanic Garden 7. Englewood Place,Albany, United States, 1988, Private Garden 8. Barakura,Tateshina, Japan, 1989, Private Garden 9. Ecclesden Manor, West Sussex, England, 1992, Private Garden 10. College Garden, Westminster Abbey, London, England, 1993, Abbey Garden 11. The Old Rectory, West Sussex, England, 1994, Private Garden 12. Pine Cottage, West Sussex, England, 1995, Private Garden 13. The Saltings, West Sussex, England, 1997, Private Garden 14. Casa de Campo en Oleiros, La Coruna, Spain, 1998, Private Garden 15. Altamont, New YorkState, United States, 1998, Private Estate 16. Zespol Palace Park, Kikole Poland, 1998, Private Garden 17. Whitelocks, West Sussex, England, 1999, Private Garden 18. Van Lierde, San Ecedre, Argentina, 2001, Private Garden; Index
John Brookes is one of the most highly regarded, innovative and influential figures in garden and landscape design. In 2004 John was awarded an MBE for garden design and services to horticulture, as well as the 2004 Award of Distinction by the American Association of Professional Landscape Designers The first all-encompassing retrospective of one of the late-twentieth century's most influential garden designers with a complete record of all John Brookes's gardens Contains more than 50 John Brookes gardens illustrated with newly commissioned photography
Dr Barbara Simms is a garden and landscape historian with a particular interest in gardens of the post-war era. Barbara is a lecturer in garden history at Birkbeck College (London University), Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education and the Inchbald School of Garden Design. In addition to her teaching commitments, Barbara continues to be involved in research, writing and speaking on garden history and is involved with the London Parks & Gardens Trust (chairman 2001-2007), the Museum of Garden History (trustee) and the Garden History Society (editor of the Society s journal, Garden History).