Gardens & Landscapes

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

With a foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, this lavishly illustrated book brings together the history of Highgrove and its gardens.

When Prince Charles first moved into Highgrove, the gardens were a blank canvas and His Royal Highness an inexperienced gardener. Now, nearly forty years later, through hard work and passion, not only has he become an accomplished gardener, but the grounds of his home in Gloucestershire, England, have been transformed into one of the most remarkable gardens in Britain, delighting visitors from all around the world.

With a foreword by His Royal Highness, this lavishly illustrated book brings together the history of Highgrove and the myriad gardens that he has created which reflect his interests: architecture, the arts, conservation, a belief in organic principles, and, quite simply, his love of nature all play their part. There are surprises, too: as Prince Charles loves to experiment, his garden is one that constantly evolves as new ideas take shape. The Sundial Garden, Cottage Garden, Thyme Walk, Terrace, Kitchen Garden, Stumpery, Arboretum, Sanctuary, Wildflower Meadow, and more are here to explore and enjoy.

About The Author

Gill Knappett is a well-established author with twenty years experience working for publishing houses. Her previous titles include Charles: Prince of Wales, The Queen at 90: A Royal Birthday Souvenir, and Walk London. HRH Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.

  • Publish Date: February 04, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Gardening - Garden Design
  • Publisher: Pitkin
  • Trim Size: 9-1/4 x 8-1/4
  • Pages: 196
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84165-865-0

Author Bookshelf: Gill Knappett