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A Gardener's Labyrinth

Gardener's Labyrinth cover


254 x 375mm (landscape), 304 pages
With 155 colour illustrations, 65 in B&W
ISBN 1 86154 249 6
£59.95 (hardback)
Published June 2003 by Booth-Clibborn Editions

Accompanies the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name until 19 October 2003.

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A Gardener's Labyrinth
Portraits of People, Plants and Places
Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth

'a passionately argued and seductively photographed tribute to the enduring beauties of the British garden'
Richard Cork, The Times

A photographic evocation of the British garden past, present and future, A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places presents images by Tessa Traeger of over 50 of our most inspirational horticulturists and the glorious gardens and plants with which they have been associated.

This landmark publication is a celebration of the characters who have practised, enriched and furthered the tradition of gardening in every corner of Britain, both garden designers and explorers, practitioners and writers. Not only does it include portraits of the people themselves but also their self portraits, as expressed in the gardens they have produced, which encompass the whole spectrum from formality to wilderness and from allotment to country house. It is a sequence of images that reveals a history of gardens through the eyes of those who have shaped them and in addition, explores the art of gardening today, an activity deep at the cultural heart of the British Isles.