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This annual update provides information on 1,400 gardens, parks and green spaces in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and continental Europe within a day's drive of the Channel Tunnel. Gardens are listed by area with descriptions of their main characteristics, opening times, admission charges, disability access, refreshments, shops, plants for sale, dog regulations and special events.
In essence, the book provides everything you need to know for a weekend adventure — or an expedition for several weeks or even a month. Route maps are included along with a star rating system to point you to choice locales. For the Web surfer, garden Web site addresses are included when available. This guide is simply indispensible for anyone traveling to Great Britain and its environs on a garden holiday.
— Elaine Juhl, Master Gardener and Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden