In the Garden with Jane Austen

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Frances Lincoln, Apr 1, 2011 - Gardening - 128 pages
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Jane Austen loved a garden. She took a keen interest in flower gardening and kitchen gardening alike. This book strolls through the sorts of gardens that Jane Austen would have known and visited: the gardens of the great estates, cottage gardens, gardens in town, and public gardens and parks. Some of the gardens she owned or knew exist still in some form today; among the gardens highlighted is the restored garden at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, England, complete with a sample planting plan of the flowers grown there now. The book also includes touring information for gardens featured in film adaptations of the novels. With lush photos, social history, excerpts from the novels, information on her life, and period drawings, this book brings Georgian and Regency gardens and Jane Austen’s world to life. In the Garden with Jane Austen captures the essence and beauty of the traditional English garden. As the heroine of Mansfield Park Fanny Price observes, “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.”

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Review: In the Garden with Jane Austen

User Review  - Karen Floyd - Goodreads

A brief look at the gardens of Austen and her time with beautiful photos. The book lists Austen and period gardens to visit, along with movie and tv film sites forAusten's books. There are even plant lists to help you create your own Georgian or Regency garden. Read full review

Review: In the Garden with Jane Austen

User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

Lovley book with many English Gardens in it featuring gardens from the novels (or what we have seen on film). Beautifully photographed and loads of information. I love how the author has pulled out all the garden and "shrubbery" quotes from Jane's novels and letters. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kim Wilson is a writer, editor, and gardener who lives in Waukesha,Wisconsin, and is a longtime member of the Jane Austen Society of NorthAmerica. She is the author of Tea with Jane Austen.

Celia Simpson is Head Gardener at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire.

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