"Very accessible and entertaining... This exploration of the special world of these often private, sheltered spaces within an urban area may make the reader long to have just such a retreat."-Joan Richards, Current Books on Gardening and Botany (Chicago Botanic Garden) -- Joan Richards Current Books on Gardening and Botany (Chicago Botanic Garden) Winner of the 2013 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize, given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. -- 2013 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize Foundation for Landscape Studies Shortlisted for the 2013 William MC Berger Prize for British Art History. -- William MB Berger Prize William MB Berger Shortlisted for the 2014 Art Book Prize given by the Authors' Club and supported by The Art Newspaper. The Art Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture. -- Art Book Prize The Authors' Club
About the Author
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape architect with an international practice based in London. He is gardens adviser to Hampton Court Palace and is currently redesigning the gardens of Kensington Palace in London.