SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The Garden at Levens
By

Rating
At Levens Hall in the Lake District are the most famous and elaborate topiary gardens in Britain. They were first laid out in 1694 by Guillaume Beaumont, who trained under Andre Le Notre at Versailles and who also created the great Privy Garden parterre at Hampton Court Palace. The gardens have changed little since then. In addition to the famous topiary, the gardens display stunning seasonal bedding, a 'wilderness', an orchard and vegetable and herb gardens in a series of small compartments, making them a useful source of inspiration for visitors. There is a wealth of contrasting features, and an impressive collection of plant varieties, not to mention the earliest 'ha-ha', or sunken ditch, in England. The gardens at Levens Hall reflect the heritage of its three-hundred-year history, while incorporating new developments and changing influences. Head Gardener Chris Crowder narrates the rich history of the gardens and presents a detailed horticultural description of the site today and the work that goes on there. The text is illustrated with new photography by Vivian Russell as well as illustrations from the Levens archives.
Product Details

About the Author

Chris Crowder has been the Head Gardener at Levens since 1986. Vivian Russell is a writer and photographer. Her books include Monet's Garden, Monet's Water Lilies, Monet's Landscapes and Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens.

Reviews

'People visiting Levens for the first time are dazzled by the topiary and the variety of plants. To the visitor, it's a garden of dramatic visual treats.' Vivian Russell, The Times; 'One of the top ten gardens in the UK.' Monty Don, The Observer

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Garden at Levens on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top