Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Private Gardens of England

Edited By Tania Compton

Tania Compton: Wiltshire Gardens Tour
Thirty-five English private gardens, thoughtfully selected by the writer and designer Tania Compton, are vividly described in the words of their owners, who bring an astonishing sense of intimacy to their own creations as well as their collaborations with some of the leading garden designers of today. From the Bannermans' romantic Cornish castle to the windswept shores of Howick in Northumberland via Jasper Conran in Somerset and Tom Stuart-Smith in Hertfordshire, an eclectic range of gardens is revealed. The traditional English garden is seen through the fresh eyes of plantswomen such as Mary-Anne Robb at Cothay Manor and Arabella Lennox-Boyd at Gresgarth Hall, alongside Hilborough House in Norfolk and Ferne Park in Dorset that recently only existed as fields. The historic landscape gardens of Boughton House and St Paul's Walden Bury are explored alongside the contemporary and conceptual at Plaz Metaxu in Devon. From the private walled garden at Petworth to the wildflower-strewn meadows of Spye Park, each garden is a testament to the thriving art of English gardening.

About Tania Compton
Writer and designer Tania Compton started gardening in her twenties in Ibiza before studying at The English Gardening School, where she met her husband the botanist Dr Jamie Compton. After ten years as Garden Editor for British House & Garden she collaborated with Andrew Lawson on Dream Gardens (Merrell, 2007). A Trustee of The Garden Museum Tania spends spare hours ruminating over 6 acres of wild and unruly meadow in Wiltshire.

Tania Compton joining the Gardens Illustrated 'Wiltshire Collection', September 2017
Tania Compton will be joining this tour on Tuesday 19th September to introduce Spilsbury and Fonthill, two gardens of her own design, plus Moor Hatches, a contemporary garden by Tom Stuart Smith.

Boxwood Offer: Back-to-Back Garden Tours
The Telegraph 'Gardens of Varengeville' tour departs London St Pancras Friday 22nd September, the day after the Wiltshire tour finishes. Boxwood Tours is helping with transport & overnight accommodation travellers booking on both tours. Do get in contact with Boxwood Tours if you think we may be able to help: Contact Boxwood Tours
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