In winter, the garden takes on a new, almost mystical guise. Whether you are drawn to the crisp shapes of a traditional topiary garden or the anarchy of a meadow full of seed heads, there is beauty and wonder to extract from every garden at this time of year.
With a foreword by renowned garden designer Dan Pearson, whose own garden features prominently within the pages, this beautifully produced book contains hundreds of full-page photographs to explore twelve extraordinary and contrasting gardens. Some are designed by well-known designers such as Arne Maynard, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Piet Oudolf and Tom Stuart-Smith, while others have been developed by their owners over many years. Andrew Montgomery’s exquisite photographs present the winter garden through a new lens, highlighting shape, texture and structure, and celebrating the elements that make these gardens as beautiful in winter as they are throughout the rest of the year. Accompanying essays and interviews by Clare Foster explore the history, design and planting of each garden, along with practical notes on topics from topiary and seed heads to winter blooms.
This is a luxurious, visual delight of a book. It is one of a new genre of self-published books pioneered by creative individuals who choose to bypass the lengthy and sometimes restrictive procedures of traditional book publishing to produce books with integrity, beauty and flair.
The stellar line-up of gardens in Winter Gardens includes:
Hummelo, Piet Oudolf’s garden in Holland
Hillside, Dan Pearson’s garden in Somerset
Broughton Grange, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith
Mapperton in Dorset
A Chilterns garden designed by Jinny Blom
Plas Brondanw in Wales
Gresgarth Hall, Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s garden in Lancashire
Thenford Arboretum, Michael Heseltine’s garden in Oxfordshire
Great Dixter in Sussex
A private garden designed by Arne Maynard
An extraordinary private topiary garden
Text by Clare Foster
Photographs by Andrew Montgomery
320 pages, 260mm x 330mm
UK P&P £4.95 2 day
‘Breathtaking... a beautiful book in every way’
Hatta Byng, Editor, House & Garden Magazine
‘The book is Stunning, Stunning Stunning....’
Arabella St. John Parker - Green Quill
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About Montgomery Press
The Montgomery Press is a new imprint set up by Andrew Montgomery to produce high quality, beautifully designed art books.