THE GARDENS IN THE ROYAL PARK AT WINDSOR by Lanning Roper

THE GARDENS IN THE ROYAL PARK AT WINDSOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of the great adventures in the making of a garden is this creation of the gardens in the Royal Park at Windsor. Twenty five years ago it was a vast deer park; today it contains woodland gardens for which it provided ideal setting:- the Savill Gardens, the Valley Gardens, the Rhododendron Species Collection and in addition camellias, magnolias, roses, wall plantings, raised beds for alpines, lilies, a heather garden and nurseries, greenhouses and all the facilities for experimentation in propagation. An auspicious setting, almost limitless facilities and the enthusiastic cooperation of the royal family have made this a paradise for horticulturists. The story of the development of the gardens makes fascinating reading for garden enthusiasts, amateur as well as professional; there is ample concrete and practical information, data on species, on soil, exposure, cultivation; on the successes- and some of the disappointments. One market not to be slighted is that of the potential visitors, for garden tours have become an integral factor in Britain's tourist season -- and Windsor, from this angle, is all too little known. A map of the grounds, forty five illustrations in full color and about sixty half tones make this the perfect gift book for gardening friends.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday