cover image of Secret Gardens of Somerset published by Frances Lincoln

page layout from Secret Gardens of Somerset book

Secret Gardens of Somerset  is a personal tour of twenty of the UK’s most beguiling gardens in my home county of Somerset. This much-loved area of the West Country is defined by its rolling hills, pastoral vales and rugged coastline – a traditional English landscape that forms the beautiful backdrop to these memorable and unique gardens. Join me and acclaimed photographer Clive Bournsnell as we go through the garden gate to meet the custodians, creators and head gardeners behind these cherished spaces.

Published by Frances Lincoln, Sept 2020 and available from independent bookshops. If you are based in Somerset, I can recommend my local bookstore Bailey Hill Bookshop in Castle Cary, where signed copies are always available.

ISBN 978 0 7112 5222 6

‘Here’s a gardens book that glories in Somerset’s romantic sleepiness, but also delights in its spirit and passion to drive forward the art of gardening.’ Sorrel Everton, Gardens Illustrated, September 2020

‘The 20 gardens here are well chosen and described with intelligence and sensitivity, providing a nice balance of history, horticulture and that all importance sense of place, ‘Country Life, Book of the Week, 16 September 2020.

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