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The English Cottage Garden is an illustrated celebration of that quintessentially English garden: the cottage garden and its intricate mix of beauty, utility, wildness, and domestication.
From its medieval beginnings as a yard for livestock and vegetables, the cottage garden became a retreat for the gentry of seventeenth-century and took on a new dimension of sophistication as well as retaining its traditional functional roots. Jane Taylor takes us on a wonderful tour through medicinal herbs, topiary, woodland and meadow flowers, and some more exotic plants.
& PHOTOGRAPHERJane Taylor has written eleven books about gardens, including the Kew Gardening Series, Climbing Plants, and Tender Perennials. She was a Deputy General Secretary of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens.Andrew Lawson is one of our most inspired and knowledgeable garden photographers. His pictures have illustrated many books, including Good Planting, The Terracotta Gardener, The Container Gardener, Highgrove: Portrait of an Estate, and the bestselling Garden at Highgrove. Andrew Lawson lives in Charlbury, Oxfordshire.