A tour of some of the UK’s most beguiling gardens in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey

Published by Frances Lincoln, written by the well-known horticulturist, and garden writer Barbara Segall, and filled with stunning, specially commissioned photographs by Clive Boursnell, ‘Secret Gardens of the South East‘ is a unique guide that opens the gates to the most intriguing gardens in this part of England.

The book is a personal tour of twenty of the most beautiful gardens in three counties, Kent, Sussex and Surrey, that exemplify ‘the garden of England’. A wealth of history and horticulture has been combined with geography in the shape of rolling landscapes, wooded valleys and meandering waterways, to provide an attractive and fascinating collection of gardens.

They are in villages and towns, as well as in the deep countryside, and all are privately owned. Some have been in the possession of the same family for many generations, while others have recently been transformed by new owners. Some are open for the National Garden Scheme, while others are open privately and in some cases for just the occasional day for charity.

The stunning gardens explored by Barbara Segall in this visually rich guide include Long Barn, Arundel Castle Gardens, Malthouse Farm, Denmans, Gravetye Manor, Munstead Wood and Sussex Prairie Garden. The book also includes visitor information about the gardens profiled as well as location details of several others in this garden-rich area.

Secret gardens of the South East book jacket credit Frances Lincoln

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