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: GREAT GARDENS OF BRITAIN and IRELAND This book provides everything you'll need in a guidebook to the top gardens of the British Isles. It is an inspriing background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superb souvenir. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which here capture the beauty and diversity of over 320 gardens. Illuminating text: Expert writers chart the history of garden design and the fascinating origins of the islands' best-loved plants. Incisive evaluations: From the Eden Project in Cornwall to Benmore Botanic Garden in Scotland, from magnolias in Wales to terrific topiary in Cumbria, it's all here. Detailed, cross-referenced maps: All gardens are clearly highlighted and numbered in relation to the text Accommodation and restaurants: Recommended hotels and pubs are included at the foot of each garden entry.