'Lavishly and intelligently illustrated...the best account currently available in English of how and why this extraordinary prodigy of gardening art and regal vanity came into existence.' Sunday Telegraph 'Lively and well researched, studded with anecdotes and fascinating statistics.' Daily Telegraph 'A superb account...the book is as delightful and masterly as the project it describes.' The Spectator
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About the Author
A former professional landscape architect himself, Ian Thompson now is a lecturer in landscape architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Sun King's Garden is his first book.