The Garden at Chatsworth
The Garden at Chatsworth [Paperback] The Duchess of Devonshire (Author), Gary Rogers (Photographer)
A personal and horticultural tour of the 400-year-old gardens at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s anecdotal text takes the reader on a stroll through a garden that includes parterres and vistas, water in all its forms, rockeries and trees, a working kitchen garden and statuary, as well as planted borders. The history of the garden is described, incorporating the creation, the changes and the restorations both the Duke and Duchess have made, “in the spirit of the place”. The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire has lived at Chatsworth since 1950.
This book is everything one would expect from the gigantic grandeur of Chatsworth and the imaginative, always readable and occasionally mischievous writing of the Duchess of Devonshire Spectator … not only a lively history, but a record of love and admiration for the gardens and for those who have lived and worked in them Sunday Times The stunning photography and personal text make the book like a private tour round the garden Sunday Telegraph.
Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the seven children of the second Baron Redesdale and sister of the writers Nancy and Jessica Mitford and Diana Mosley. The Duke and Duchess lived at Chatsworth from 1950 on and lovingly restored the house and gardens. Gary Rogers was born in Rotherham, New Zealand. He worked as a fire-fighter and musician before becoming a news and fashion photographer. He regularly contributes photographs to many magazines.