The New English Garden - a new publicationA comprehensive overview of the contemporary English garden scene, by the dream team
of Tim Richardson, most perceptive and insightful of contemporary writers on gardens, and
renowned garden photographer Andrew Lawson.
In The New English Garden distinguished garden writer Tim Richardson discusses twenty-five
significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade. Together these represent
a coherent overview of what remains probably the most inventive garden culture in the world.
With the benefit of an international perspective, the author surveys a wide spectrum of
gardens in styles ranging from the cutting-edge naturalistic planting design of the Sheffield
School to the scientific imagery of Througham Court. While many of these gardens are
challenging or thought-provoking, others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English
planting design, which has also been moving ahead in interesting ways.
Through the unparalleled authority of Tim Richardson’s writing and the magnificent photographs of Andrew Lawson, Jane Sabire and Rachel Warne, The New English Garden presents all that is most arresting about garden-making in England at the start of the twenty-first century.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
TIM RICHARDSON is a writer and historian, a garden columnist in the Daily Telegraph and the author of many books, including English Gardens in the 20th Century, The Arcadian Friends: The Invention of the English Landscape Garden, Great Gardens of America and Avant Gardeners. He is a trustee of the Garden History Society, sits on the National Trust’s gardens advisory panel and wrote Oxford University’s first garden history course. Tim lives in London and is the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.
ANDREW LAWSON is one of the world’s leading garden photographers. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal for photography and twice winner of the Garden Media Guild’s Photographer of the Year Award, he has illustrated books by many authors, including Penelope Hobhouse, Rosemary Verey, Anna Pavord, Ursula Buchan, Mary Keen and HRH The Prince of Wales. His own books include Plants for All Seasons and The Gardener’s Book of Colour.
JANE SABIRE’s portrait photography is included in the collection of London’s National Gallery. Her garden photographs have appeared in newspapers including The Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian, and in many magazines.
RACHEL WARNE won the International Garden Photographer of the Year Award 2010. Her work appears in magazines including Gardens Illustrated and The English Garden. Her first book, A Year in the Life of Beth Chatto’s Gardens, was published in 2012.
Tim Richardson. Photographs by Andrew Lawson | Hardback | £40 | September 2013
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