The story of the English garden is a long and colourful one. From tiny medieval gardens to vast Georgian parks, from regimented Victorian glasshouses crammed with exotic specimens to today's informal, ecologically inspired planting, this book traces the complex and ever-changing relationship between the English and their gardens for over 500 years.
Featuring some of the most beautiful and influential gardens in the world, it's a story ruled by passion and power and politics too. Author Ambra's wonderful storytelling celebrates not just the beauty and the unique character of the English garden but its quirkiness too, including follies, grottos and hermitages.
Ambra Edwards is an environmental campaigner and award-winning writer, three times voted the Garden Media Guild's Journalist of the Year. She has written and contributed to a number of books, of which the last, Head Gardeners, was named 'Inspirational Garden Book of the Year' at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2017.
IMPORTANT UPDATES AUGUST 2021
- The Gallery Shop is open 10-5pm Wed-Sun and bank holidays in line with Gallery opening hours. -
- Click & Collect orders made after Saturday 2pm will not be available to collect until Wednesday 10am-
- Orders sent to the EU and internationally may be subject to local customs charges, for which the customer is liable -
- Friends & Patrons now receive 10% off in the Gallery Shop (not available on the Online Shop). Simply show your membership card at the till -
Click & Collect:
If you're local, why not try our click and collect service. Every purchase helps support us. Simply select 'Pick Up' instead of 'Ship' at the Delivery Method during Check Out.
Click & Collects available from Wednesdays 10-5pm from the Gallery Shop. To pick up on a weekend, order by 3pm on the Friday before. Please don't come to pick up a Click & Collect order until you have received your 'Ready for Pick-Up' email.
UK shipping starts from £0.95 and increases incrementally to £1.95, £2.95, £3.95, £4.95 and £6.95 for higher value orders (signed for service) or orders that may need to be split into separate parcels.
These costs cover Royal Mail shipping costs and packaging.
We do our absolute best to ship all purchases as soon as possible and aim to send most orders out within 2-3 working days. During busy periods this may increase slightly. Standard UK orders are sent with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Higher value items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you require more urgent shipping please get in touch with us prior to ordering by email email@example.com or phoning: 0208 8299 8741
International Shipping Costs:
Europe shipping starts from £8 and goes up to £12, £16 and £22 for higher value orders.
US, CA, AUS & NZ shipping starts from £12 and goes up to £18, £22, and £36 for higher value and bulky orders.
If you would like to get an item shipped to a country that isn’t listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
We will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.
Our standard International shipping prices do not cover recorded delivery. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss paying extra for this service.
Please note: orders sent to the EU and internationally may be subject to local customs charges, for which the customer is liable.
If you purchase an item and you’re not completely happy with it, you are welcome to return it to us (at your expense) and providing it arrives back safely, and in the exact condition it was sent, we’ll give you a full refund. We comply fully with the distance selling act regulations and you have seven working days from the day after you receive your goods to notify us if you’d like to return anything. If an item arrives damaged please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
We want you to be happy with anything that you purchase from our online shop, so please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll be happy to help.