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Gardens to visit
The Cornwall Gardens Guide by Dougals Ellory Pett, with additional research by Margaret Grose is a must for all garden lovers. Completely revised and updated, the second edition of The Cornwall Gardens Guide contains many gardens that have opened to the public since the Guide was first published in 2003.
Described as "an essential companion for anyone who enjoys visiting Cornwall's wealth of gardens'" this book is a comprehensive visitor's guide to over 130 gardens in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly open to the public.
The text is thoroughly researched, informative, accessible and up to date. The Guide is copiously illustrated with colour photographs over 100 of which are new to this edition and includes a general introduction to the geology, climate and garden history of Cornwall, a list of nurseries and garden centres in the county, and a calendar of garden opening times.
Douglas Ellory Pett was a member of the Garden History Society and of the Cornwall Gardens Trust. He wrote The Parks and Gardens of Cornwall, and Creative Gardeners, and was co-author of The Historic Gardens of Cornwall. He edited From A Cornish Bishop's Garden, and was a regular contributor to The Cornish Garden.
Margaret Grose has degrees in Medieval and Modern History, and in the History of Modern Art and Design. She worked in Truro City Library, and later taught history. She is the author of Tremough, Penryn: The Historic Estate.
The book is now available ISBN 0 906720 48 6 £12.95