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The Garden At Highgrove

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove house in 1981, it had a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn and a few thorn bushes. Twenty years on, he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles. With the help of some of Britain's finest designers, including the Marchioness of Sal ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Cassell Academic (first published May 7th 2001)
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Apr 01, 2016 Mlg rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful book with lots of pictures and illustrations detailing how the Prince of Wales created a garden at his country house and principal residence. Lots of good advice on organic gardening too.
Of course it helps to have unlimited funds and a cadre of experienced gardeners who do the heavy lifting.
Jane Dugger
Jun 03, 2014 Jane Dugger rated it it was amazing
Just fabulous! Beautiful gardens & amazing photographs. I hope to see this garden in person one day.
Feb 05, 2012 Tc rated it really liked it
Interesting read with an unassuming side of the Prince revealed, easy to read and put down and return to. Just the idea that he is advised to whip over to Italy and purchase some Italian sculpture puts him back in his status: beyond that of most of us.
Dec 28, 2010 Becky rated it really liked it
Turns out Prince Charles really wasn't a whacko, he was just really ahead of his time regarding organic gardening! Very interesting and gorgeous book about the gardens at his primary residence.
Apr 14, 2008 Monica marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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To give everyone a clear picture of how elitist Prince Charles is, the book of botanical paintings from Highgrove Florilegium will be priced between $20,000.00 and $30,000.00.
Dec 08, 2015 Claire rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this. I didn't read it word for word but the pictures alone make this book stand out. Lots of interesting insight about Charles, in my opinion.
Aug 14, 2013 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was rather surprised to find that HRH got his wellies dirty in pursuit of his perfect garden.
May 13, 2012 Ron rated it liked it
And what would your garden look like if you had unlimited wealth and time to lavish upon it?
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Meryl 2016

You will want this garden, accept the envy now :)
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