The Secret Gardens of the South East: A Private Tour

The Secret Gardens of the South East: A Private Tour by Barbara Segall

Title:  The Secret Gardens of the South East: A Private Tour
Author Barbara Segall
Publisher:  White Lion / Frances Lincoln / Quarto Publishing Group
Genre: Home & Garden
Format:  PDF
No. of Pages: 144
Date of US Publication: 4 October, 2022
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Gardening is a passion of mine and this book was wonderful for taking a nice look at gorgeous gardens in the UK, that I otherwise would not have been aware of. 

With photos that capture the vivid colors, and wonderful wild loveliness of a natural garden, each chapter (a different garden), goes into the gardening, the people, and the inspirations behind the garden. 

Lovely and in depth, this is a recommendation. 

Temporary PDF kindly provided by Frances Lincoln / Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


A tour of some of the UK’s most beguiling gardens in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, the counties that exemplify ‘the garden of England’.

In these three counties a wealth of history and horticulture has combined with geography in the shape of 
rolling landscapes, wooded valleys and meandering waterways, to provide an attractive and fascinating collection.

They are in villages and towns, as well as in deep countryside, and all are privately owned. Some have been in the possession of the same family for 
many generations, while others have recently been transformed by new owners. Some open for the National Garden Scheme, while others are open privately and in some cases for just the occasional day for charity.

The stunning gardens explored in this visually rich guide include: 
Arundel Castle, Denmans, Gravetye Manor, Munstead Wood and Sussex Prairie Garden. The book also includes a gazetteer of other important gardens in the area with location advice, to enable readers to plan a more elaborate tour of this fertile garden area.

Filled with 
stunning, specially commissioned photographs by Clive Boursnell, Secret Gardens of the South East is a unique guide that opens the gates to the most intriguing gardens in this part of England.


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