cover image of Secret Gardens of Somerset published by Frances Lincoln

‘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

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 landscape that forms the beautiful backdrop to a collection of 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 in one of England’s horticultural heartlands.

Published by Frances Lincoln, Sept 2020 and available to order from my local independent bookstore Bailey Hill Bookshop in Castle Cary.

ISBN 978 0 7112 5222 6