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Thousand Year Old Garden

Inside the Secret Garden at Lambeth Palace

Thousand Year Old Garden

Inside the Secret Garden at Lambeth Palace

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Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781803993041
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 15/06/2023
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
"A fascinating and intimate portrait of a garden over time ... Reading is like being given a rusty key to a beautiful secret garden." - Ben Dark, Author of The Grove Hidden away behind high stone walls in the centre of London is Lambeth Palace Garden, a 10-acre site that has been continuously cultivated for more than a thousand years. Join Head Gardener Nick Stewart Smith as he unlocks the gates and invites us to wander through a secret garden where nature is at the heart of everything and where a thoughtful approach to gardening creates a haven for all sorts of native wildlife, allowing nature to flourish in the midst of one of the world's busiest cities. The Thousand Year Old Garden is a comforting meditation through the seasons on the act of renewal, hope, gardening, and our place in nature.

Nick Stewart Smith

Nick Stewart Smith has been a gardener all of his working life. He has a degree from Warwick University and has previously trained and worked in Barcelona at the historic Ciutadella Park, and as National Trust Head Gardener at Overbecks, a stunning subtropical garden on the Devon coast. Returning home to London, at the beginning of 2016 he was asked to take charge of the old garden at Lambeth Palace, where he remained until summer 2022. He now works as a freelancer, living between Camberwell and Peckham.

"It is a fascinating read and best of all, with appetite whetted, the reader can arrange to visit the garden which opens to the public through the National Garden Scheme." * Country Life magazine *

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