Paradise and Plenty: A Rothschild Family Garden (Paperback)

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Paradise and Plenty: A Rothschild Family Garden (Paperback)

By Mary Keen, Gregory Long (Introduction by)


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Offering access to a hitherto completely private family garden, this book features seven magnificent gatefolds, ribbon markers, head and tail bands, making it a gift to treasure for all garden lovers. The productive garden at Lord Rothschild's private house, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire, England, is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of the gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost. Under the leadership of the renowned head gardener Sue Dickinson, this garden works on a scale that is now unique, producing, year-round, all the fruit, vegetables, and flowers for a country house where entertaining still happens on a grand scale and where everything is done to the highest standards. This in-depth exploration of the garden opens a window on a garden that has always, until now, been kept intensely private, and a world beyond most gardeners' dreams. Many of the techniques used at Eythrope are old and tried, but have fallen out of use almost everywhere else. 
Mary Keen is an internationally known designer who has worked on gardens in France, Corfu, and America as well as for many high-profile clients in England. She has lectured in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, and South Africa as well as in England. For 20 years, she was a member of the National Trust Garden panel. She has monthly columns in the Daily Telegraph and Garden magazine and is a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated and the Spectator. Gregory Long is President Emeritus of The New York Botanical Garden. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781910258750
ISBN-10: 191025875X
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 304
Language: English
Included in a list of "Best Gardening Books According to Top Designers" on Architectural Digest online

"Stunning. . . . This book will satisfy garden historians and professional gardeners." —Library Journal

"Well-written and filled with seductive full color photographs, this book demands the attention of landscape designers and armchair gardeners alike. . . . Keen’s writing style often exceeds the luscious pictures." —Publishers Weekly