Britain's National Trust now has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership - the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance, and quality. Together, they form the world's most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished by their beauty, rarity, historical interest, and scientific value. This new edition of Gardens of the National Trust has been substantially revised to showcase superb new photography and to introduce newly acquired properties. Historically and horticulturally, a vivid picture of the gardens is painted, with all the major periods represented. Both a practical guide and a rich source of inspiration, the book includes horticultural details, a complete plant list, and a section on the many other Trust gardens to visit. Throughout, splendid colour images by the country's leading photographers bring to life the beauty of each garden.
This 2005 hardback revised edition is in a good, used condition. The dustjacket is a little rubbed along the top and bottom edges. The beige cloth boards are in a good condition and are gilt-stamped on the spine. The page block is clean and unmarked.