By Dianne Barre

ISBN-10: 1911188046

ISBN-13: 9781911188049

The open hilly terrain of a lot of Derbyshire has lengthy been a problem to gardeners and landscapers, yet has produced a few outstanding walled and terraced gardens. filthy rich aristocrats created vital and strange excitement gardens together with the well-known Bess of Hardwick, the Earl of Newcastle and his Venus backyard at Bolsover, the Whig Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth and their Tory opponents Lords Scarsdale of Kedleston and the Earl of Harrington along with his extravagant and mystery Elysium backyard at Elvaston fort. Mineral wealth, together with ore and coal, produced filthy rich brands and businessmen who created their very own trendy and costly gardens to compete with demonstrated county wealth. those incorporated the fabulously filthy rich Arkwright kinfolk of Willesley fort and Joseph Whitworth at Stancliffe. during this lavishly illustrated and full of life new research Dianne Barre appears not only at such fantastically restored and available gardens as Haddon, Melbourne and Renishaw but in addition misplaced gardens and parks at Swarkeston, Knowle Hill, Sutton Scarsdale, Wingerworth and Drakelow and considers the significance of gardens at Derbyshire Spa cities. there are numerous surprises because the writer re-examines the trendy, the quirky, the obtainable and the misplaced and little known.

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