Book Reviews

We intend to include a review page in our annual newsletter, where we will review books on subjects relevant to the Trust's work which we hope will be of interest to you. If any of you would like to write a book review, or if you want to suggest a book for review please contact us.

Dane Park, Margate

Publications

The Trust has published a number of books and leaflets over the years in addition to its annual newsletters. We are able to offer some of these for sale direct from the Trust. Please select from the list below and contact us for more information.


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Capability Brown in Kent

Our main contribution to the Capability Brown festival is an exciting new book Capability Brown in Kent. It has been written by members of our research team and tells the story of Brown's commissions in Kent.

The book has 116 pages, is fully illustrated and will interest garden historians, but also anyone with an interest in our landscape, its history, and the work of one of the greatest and most influential designers of landscape.

To obtain your copy, order online here, or ask at any Kent Gardens Trust event. It is also available from bookshops (full price only).

Price: £9.50 (£8.00 for members of Kent Gardens Trust)


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Garden of England Kent

Kent has long been known as the Garden of England, a title still deserved today. The county has a long tradition of gardening with well over 100 gardens open to the public each year. This attractive and informative book produced by Kent Gardens Trust jointly with Kent County Council provides a framework of the county's garden history from mediaeval times to the 20th century as well as illuminating the development of its unusually wide range of gardens. The author, the late Elisabeth Hall, was a graduate of Wye agricultural college and widely respected for her scholarly research and the quality of her writing.

Price: £7.50 (Includes postage and packing)


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A Presentation of Parks

Between 1992 and 1994 a team of dedicated KGT members recorded and researched the public amenity parks and gardens of Kent. The aim was to investigate the extent and diversity of the parks and to record their historic, aesthetic and social value to the county. The team considered how these parks had changed and developed over the years, and focused attention on the future of parks and gardens in Kent. The result of their work is this delightful book which gives a short history of public parks in the county and a brief description of more than seventy of them.

Price: £3.50 (Includes postage and packing)


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