English Garden Eccentrics in The Times

The book, which made me hoot with laughter, features 21 gardens with themes that include miniature mountains, gnomes, the obsessive shaping of topiary, exotic menageries and aviaries, unlikely structures and moralistic signage, caves and burrowings…What really makes this book work, though…is Longstaffe-Gowan’s impeccable research combined with his ability to tell a story…