Book: The Lost Gardens of Heligan by Tim Smit

lazy_gardensFebruary 14, 2004

Fascinating tale of the restoration of a Cornish estate's fabulous gardens that had been decaying for the better part fo a century.

They had a bigger budget than most, and help from the BBC and the National Trust, but we can all sympathize.

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John_D(USDA 8b WA)

Who is the publisher?

    Bookmark   February 14, 2004 at 4:11PM
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It's published by "Victor Gollancz" ... a British publisher, ij associstion with Chammel 4 television (they did a whole series on it) says it's a different publishrr
# Hardcover: 270 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 10.25 x 8.00
# Publisher: Trafalgar Square; (July 1998)
# ASIN: 0575064226

And there is a paperback version.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2004 at 6:53PM
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John_D(USDA 8b WA)


    Bookmark   February 14, 2004 at 9:51PM
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Now THIS is the story of a garden restoration. It is facinating, you won't want to put it down.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2004 at 1:28PM
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ginger_nh(z4 NH)

If you go to the site below you will be able to have a virtual tour of the gardens, an introduction by Tim Smit, and so on. This was a 10 year restoration. Look for the 'Mud Maiden'. . .

    Bookmark   February 15, 2004 at 2:06PM
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John_D(USDA 8b WA)

Great web site! Thanks for posting the link.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2004 at 2:15PM
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