“A rare, detailed and fascinating picture of a particular sort of life in a particular part of England at the beginning of the twenty-first century.” – Tim Longville (Hortus No.94 Summer 2010)
Essential reading for anyone who loves visiting gardens, or who opens their own garden to the public, ‘Garden Tales’ tells the stories of the people who have created, work in, and visit the beautiful garden at Fanshawe Gate Hall, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Following the sell-out success of ‘A Garden in my Life’ in 2001, Cynthia Ramsden brings her readers up-todate with further developments in her garden in the early years of the 21st century. One of the most popular private gardens in Derbyshire, Fanshawe Gate Hall received a wonderful accolade in February 2009 when John and Cynthia Ramsden became the first garden owners to receive The National Gardens Scheme Exceptional Service Award.
‘Garden Tales’ goes behind the scenes at Fanshawe Gate Hall, as designers, builders, gardeners, artists, volunteers and visitors talk about their own lives, and what brings them back, year after year, to this enchanting spot on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Produced by the same team as Cynthia Ramsden’s first book, ‘A Garden in my Life’, ‘Garden Tales’ contains stunning photography and delightful insights into those very English pastimes of gardening and garden visiting. A perfect souvenir or a thoughtful gift, ‘Garden Tales’ can be ordered for £16.99, including packing and postage.
‘Garden Tales’ can also be ordered in a limited edition boxed set with the Second Edition of ‘A Garden in my Life’ for only £32.00, including packing and postage.
Profits from the sale of ‘Garden Tales’ will be donated to the Oesophageal Patients Association and to the principal charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme: Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, and Crossroads – Caring for Carers.