Secret Gardeners (Hardcover)

Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries

By Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln, 9780711237636, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2017

List Price: 50.00*
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Description

The Secret Gardeners is a captivating photographic portrait of the private gardening passions of 25 of the UKs foremost artists, designers, actors, producers, composers, playwrights, sculptors and fashion designers. Accompanying meaty essays explaining the owners inspiration and passion are photographs revealing the beautiful gardens that the public rarely see.

The Secret Gardeners include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.


About the Author

Victoria Summerley is an award-winning garden journalist and ex-editor of the Independent newspaper in the UK. She lives in Bibury, Gloucestershire, the village once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds'.

Hugo Rittson-Thomas is one of the UK's leading portrait photographers. He started his career in the art world, studying at Central St.Martin's and Goldsmiths University of London, and took part in the landmark exhibition Temple of Diana alongside Tracey Emin at The Blue Gallery in 1999. In 2012 he was privately commissioned to photograph the Cotswolds gardens of Eyford House, Corwill Manor and Asthall Manor and has worked alongside acclaimed garden photographer Andrew Lawson.



Praise For Secret Gardeners: Britain's Creatives Reveal Their Private Sanctuaries

'These are sublime confections, graced with stone-edged rills, Italianate pergolas and intricate grass labyrinths. This is a highly enjoyable book - armchair garden visiting at its very best.'
- Gardens Illustrated

The Secret Gardeners is a WONDERFUL book. Just beautiful. It will live, page open, on my coffee table.’
- Prue Leith

'This is such a beautiful book full of so many wonderful secret gardens and Hugo Rittson Thomas’s photographs are fabulous - a real joy.'
- Cath Kidston