George Plumptre is Chief Executive of the National Garden Scheme, a charity opening gardens in England and Wales. His first book, Royal Gardens, was published in 1981. Since then he has written a further ten books on garden history, design and horticulture including Garden Ornament, The Garden Makers and Heritage Gardens. His career as a journalist has included being Gardening Correspondent of The Times (1993-96) and he has been a regular contributor on gardens to Country Life since 1980. His other books include a biography of Edward VII and The Country House Guide. MARCUS HARPUR began his career in book publishing before joining his father, Jerry, to form Harpur Garden Images in 1992, and he photographed gardens around the UK until he died in 2017. A contributing photographer to numerous books and principal photographer on Secret Gardens of East Anglia, How to Garden, Dream Gardens of England and The Winter Garden, he was a frequent contributor to magazines such as Country Life, Gardens Illustrated and House and Garden.

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