The new book by NGS award-winner Cynthia Ramsden; a fascinating read for garden openers and visitors alike
Garden Tales, the second book by award-winning Derbyshire garden owner Cynthia Ramsden goes behind the scenes at Fanshawe Gate Hall, as designers, builders, gardeners, artists, volunteers and visitors talk about their own lives, and what brings them back to one of the most popular private gardens on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Through interviews with over 40 characters associated with the Hall and its garden, Cynthia invites the reader to share in the pleasures, and occasional pains, of opening a private garden to the general public.
"Gardens are meant to be shared," says Cynthia Ramsden. "They are a gift to the home-owner to tend, to nurture and to share with others."
The 160 page book is beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images of each of the contributors and views of the wonderful garden that surrounds Fanshawe Gate Hall, which has been the Ramsden family home for the last fifty years.
Profits from the sale of Garden Tales will be donated to the charities supported by both The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and Fanshawe Gate Hall, including the Oesophageal Patients Association which supported Cynthia through her own episode with cancer.
Special Purchase Price
NGS supporters can purchase copies of Garden Tales at the special discounted price of £15.49 including post & packing. The book will normally retail at £16.99. Copies can be ordered direct from the publisher.
When ordering please quote promotion code NGS09.
By Telephone: 01629 813300
By Post: (payment by cheque):
Riverside Business Park
Cheques should be made payable to Grafika Limited
Or online: www.fanshawegate.com/garden-tales
payment online can be made either by cheque or credit/debit card.