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Sissinghurst : portrait of a garden / Jane Brown ; photographs by John Miller.

By: Brown, Jane, 1938-.
Contributor(s): Miller, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Phoenix Illustrated, 1998Description: 136 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0753804379.Subject(s): Gardens, English -- England -- Kent | Sissinghurst Castle (England) | Sissinghurst Castle (England) -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 712.60942 Online resources: Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Created in the shell of a moated 16th-century manor house, the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst has an unsurpassed romantic aspect. The text records the history of the house and the transformation wrought by the creation of the garden, whilst the photographs capture the stunning views.

"Published in association with the National Trust."

"First published in 1994 by George Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Brown's previous book, Vita's Other World: A Gardening Biography [BKL Mr 1 86], studied Vita Sackville-West's landscaping schemes at Knole and Long Barn. Now the author turns to Sissinghurst, the last and greatest of the gardens created by Sackville-West and her husband, Harold Nicolson. Actually, Brown goes back to Sissinghurst's medieval origins and documents the estate's development and decline over four centuries until it was reclaimed by Sackville-West as a country home in 1930. The book then records the planning and development of the garden over the next few decades and also credits the work of the people who helped the Nicolsons with their grand scheme as the property eventually became the responsibility of the National Trust. The other notable point in this book is a series of photographs taken by John Miller, which date from 1988 and 1989 after the great gales of 1987 uprooted much of the surrounding landscape; these photographs not only show the opening of splendid new vistas but also illustrate the current condition of the gardens. Notes, bibliography; index. --John Brosnahan