STEVEN DESMOND is a gardener, writer and lecturer with a special interest in the historic gardens of continental Europe. He has led more than thirty specialist tours to the gardens of the Italian Lakes. He lectures at the University of Oxford and for NADFAS, advises on the conservation of historic gardens and writes for Country Life. MARIANNE MAJERUS is a prestigious and prolific international photographer of gardens and winner of the Garden Media Guild Features Photographer of the Year Award 2013 as well as the GMG Photographer of the Year 2010. A contributor and sole photographer of many gardening books, her new title Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated was a best-seller in 2014. Marianne lives and has a studio in London.
'The stories behind each garden are laced with detail and historical insight and the descriptions of each garden as they are today is told with a familiarity that can only come from a seasoned visitor. Long may these inspiring gardens - so beautifully captured in this book - live on.' * The English Garden *