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Remaking a Garden- The Laskett Transformed
The garden at the Laskett in Herefordshire is always described as the largest formal garden laid out in Britain since the war and one of most important and interesting gardens of the second half of the twentieth century. It was made by Roy Strong and his wife, theatre designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, between 1973 and 2003. In the latter year Roy's book about the garden and h ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Frances Lincoln
(first published May 1st 2014)
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Inspiration to read: interview with Sir Roy Strong in The English Garden Sept 2014, his impetus for remaking his garden after his wife died. Made it his own, "was going about like Robespierre" and everything was recorded in pictures. And how even with all of the changes he makes, he will come across his wife in the garden still, "...she's all over that garden".
Sir Roy Colin Strong FRSL is an English art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer. He has been director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He was knighted in 1983.