Book Reviews – The Secret Gardeners

The Secret Gardeners: Britain’s creatives reveal their private sanctuaries
By Victoria Summerley

This stunning coffee table book reveals the private gardening passions of 25 notable creatives. Individuals who are not normally known for their gardening skills show how they have put their stamp on the British landscape. Gardens the public never see are revealed here – city and countryside retreats, romantic riversides and grand estates – all lovingly tended by their owners, designers and gardeners. Included are the gardens of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Irons, Cath Kidston, Terry Gilliam, Prue Leith, Ozzy Osbourne, Sting, Julian Fellowes and Rupert Everett.  Text accompanying the photographs gives fascinating insights and makes this the gardening equivalent of armchair travel.

Matakana Village Books