Arabella Lennox-Boyd is an internationally renowned landscape designer. Italian by birth, she has designed over 400 gardens worldwide including 6 Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal gardens, including best of show in 1998. She is a trustee of the Chelsea Physic Garden; a member of the RHS Woody Plant Committee, and previously served as a Trustee of Kew Gardens for nine years. She was also awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for her work in Horticulture. Arabella has spent 40 years building her own garden at Gresgarth Hall in Lancaster, where she has created a remarkable landscape and arboretum, full of plants collected on her many plant-hunting trips.
'It's a book that will no doubt adorn the coffee tables in the grand houses she was first inspired by when she arrived in London. And it's a testament to an extraordinarily creative and blooming life' * Tatler * 'This beautiful book, by one of the most accomplished garden designers of our time, looks back over Arabella's extraordinary career and the gardens that have had particular interest or meaning to her ... Alongside breath-taking photography are Arabella's fascinating sketches and planting plans' * The Home Page * PRAISE FOR DESIGNING GARDENS: 'Superb photography, and text based on a lifetime of distinctive and beautiful design' Independent. 'The text [...] is warm and heartfelt, and the photographs [...] will take your breath away' Daily Express. 'Beautifully presented and fascinating' * The Lady *