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6 Foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas 10 Acknowledgments

12 Introduction 16 1. A Walk in the Garden 36 2. The Seed Is Sown 50 3. Picture Perfect 66 4. A Passion for Domestic Architecture 82 5. A Sagacious Client 102 6. At Home 116 7. The Nursery and Kitchen Gardens 130 8. Professional Garden Designer 152 9. An Eloquent Pen 168 10. The Legacy of Munstead Wood

176 Appendix I: List of Commissions 189 Appendix II: Commissions Listed by

Architect 191 Notes 200 Select Bibliography 204 Index

Helen Allingham’s watercolour of the main hardy flower border at Munstead Wood. The break in the border was emphasized by masses of yuccas and bergenias.

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