The White Garden - Roger Grounds & Diana GrenfellSwindon: The Crowood Press, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Private book plate to the pastedown.
Signed by the authors, with dedication, on the title page — without provenance. Includes: Colour photographs; Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Title page vignette; Plans;
From the cover: “A white garden, as anyone who has visited the famous garden at Sissinghurst in Kent created by Vita Sackville-West will testify, has a special magic that no other one-colour garden can match. Peaceful, romantic, luminous in the fading light of a summer’s evening, a white garden, whether as part of a larger garden or all of a smaller plot or courtyard, is something that many gardeners yearn to have. But a successful white garden is not easy to create: it needs careful planning and design both of its structures and in the planting. This book provides all the practical advice and information required with chapters on all aspects of planning and design and detailed discussion of plants and planting schemes. Structured around the effects achieved by four beautiful white gardens already in existence, the book also features a special section on the twelve most beautiful white flowers illustrated with specially commissioned paintings by an award-winning botanical artist.
The White Garden is a beautiful book which will be savoured by the armchair gardener as well as a practical guide for the gardener inspired to create their own magic garden.”