After a gap of several months, it must be time for a book give-away.
‘Oxford College Gardens’ by Tim Richardson, is published today by Frances Lincoln and retails at £40. Here’s what they have to say about it:
“The gardens of Oxford’s colleges are surprisingly varied in style, age and size, ranging from the 16th-century Mount in the middle of New College to the impressive modernist design which is St Catherine’s. Regency gardening is represented by the magnificent acreage of Worcester, while the twentieth-century vogue for rock gardening is reflected at St John’s. Founded in 1621, the Oxford University Botanic Garden is the oldest in Britain, and holds one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. From the bijou corners of Corpus Christi to the wide open lawns of Trinity, Oxford’s gardens are full of surprises and hidden corners – not least the fellows’ and masters’ gardens, which are sometimes kept resolutely private but can be enjoyed here.
In this book Tim Richardson’s elegant, authoritative analysis combines with Andrew Lawson’s glorious photographs to reveal the diversity and discreet charm of Oxford’s college gardens.”
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The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 13th September 2015.
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You can order a copy of ‘Oxford College Gardens’ at the discounted price of £32.00 including p&p* (RRP: £40.00). Telephone 01903 828503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the offer code APG356.
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