A Countrywoman's Year

A Countrywoman s Year In a month by month chronicle of country living a noted British horticulturalist shares her observations on her rural garden the state of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the seasons

  • Title: A Countrywoman's Year
  • Author: Rosemary Verey
  • ISBN: 9780316899772
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a month by month chronicle of country living, a noted British horticulturalist shares her observations on her rural garden, the state of the natural world, and the ebb and flow of the seasons.

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    About "Rosemary Verey"

    1. Rosemary Verey

      Rosemary Verey, OBE, VMH was an internationally known English garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who designed the famous garden at Barnsley House, near Cirencester.She was born Rosemary Isabel Baird Sandilands and educated at Eversley School, Folkestone, and University College, London In 1939 she married David Verey, whose family owned Barnsley House.Verey s most famous garden design was that of her own house, Barnsley House near Cirencester in Gloucestershire In 1970 she opened the garden for one day to the public for the National Gardens Scheme but eventually it was open 6 days per week to accommodate the 30,000 annual visitors In 1984 when her husband David died, Rosemary began designing gardens for American and British clients Most notable are HRH the Prince of Wales, Elton John, Princess Michael of Kent, the Marquess of Bute and the New York Botanical Garden.Rosemary Verey was well known for taking imposing elements from large public gardens and bringing them into scale for the home gardeners use Her laburnum walk, which has been photographed many times, is an example of this technique The National Trust s Bodnant Garden in North Wales has a very large laburnum walk that inspired Verey to plant a similar, smaller scale laburnum walk at Barnsley House Verey is also noted for making vegetable ornamental potager gardens fashionable once again The potager at Barnsley House was inspired by that at Villandry, on the Loire in France.She was awarded the OBE in 1996 and in 1999 from the Royal Horticultural Society the highest accolade that Society can award, the Victoria Medal of Honour VMH.

    131 thoughts on “A Countrywoman's Year”

    1. Short and entertaining little book highlighting the 12 months of the year as gleaned from the noted English gardener/naturalist Rosemary Verey (if the foreward by Prince Charles is any indication).Every month contains Verey's short insights from living on her estate in the Cotswolds. I enjoyed her observations as well as the pen and ink drawings by various artists scattered throughout. This book would, I think, would make a good companion piece to The Inland Island, by Josephine Johnson:Nice boo [...]

    2. Month by month musings on life in the British countryside. Verey is an an engaging and companionable guide. Seeing that the author is garden expert Rosemary Verey I assumed this was a book about gardening, but found this is not the case. There is gardening in it but it is not exclusively about gardening. It is a paean instead to life lived and closely observed in the British countryside, a quieter, more peaceful way of life. Originally published in 1989, with an introduction by the Prince of Wal [...]

    3. I loved her musings on the year in an English garden. I wish she would have used more descriptive prose when discussing the parts of the year with no active vegetables or flowers. She does so well describing how things look during the summer months that I could almost imagine it, but kind of fails during the colder months. still, I'm pleased with the book.

    4. I really enjoy Rosemary Verey's work, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. It is divided into the twelve months, but there is not enough detail for each month. There isn't enough personal observation, enough connection for me. She doesn't sound passionate, and that was what I wanted.

    5. Very enjoyable month by month look at the year round activities in the garden by one of Britain's gardening greats. A soothing read.

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