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The Shell Guide to Gardens: The Finest British and Irish Gardens Open To the Public Described and Introduced - Arthur Hellyer

Heineman, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" closed tear to the top leading edge of the upper panel. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “This book has two parts: a concise but colourful and informative history of four centuries of garden-making in Britain and Ireland; and a detailed but convenient guide to over two hundred of the finest, though not necessarily the best known, gardens open to the public. The history of each garden is briefly sketched, its unusual features and plants are pointed out, so that the most can be made of a short visit. The choice of gardens is a personal one by the doyen of British gardening writers. It is written for the many thousands -not all of them keen amateur gardeners — who enjoy visiting gardens. Here in a highly convenient form is a brilliantly authoritative guide to the best of British gardens, unmatched throughout the world for richness and variety, and perhaps Britain’s greatest contribution to the quality of life.”
Size: 9" x 6"
Number of Pages: 280