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This is an auction for CLOUDEHILL: A YEAR IN THE GARDEN by Jeremy Francis.

""Cloudehill: A Year in the Garden" tells the story of Cloudehill, one of Australia's finest gardens and nurseries. Located at the top of Melbourne's Dandenong ranges, Cloudehill is inspired by the famous Arts & Crafts gardens of England and features some 20 garden compartments threaded through glorious 80-year-old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of fabulous Himalayan tree rhododendrons. Glorious herbaceous borders that focus on two of the finest Japanese weeping maples to be seen anywhere in the world further establish Cloudehill as a world-class destination. Cloudehill's owner-turned-author Jeremy Francis begins the book with an engaging account of his childhood on a remote farm in Western Australia and his subsequent farming career. Intertwined with this family history are intimate diary entries paralleling the gardening year and allowing an unforgettable insight into his passionate relationship with the land. Francis' account of his ownership of Cloudehill follows, providing extraordinary details of the more technical aspects of the iconic garden, including plantings, structural design, experiments and failures, the triumphs and disappointments associated with gardening, supplemented with detailed colour photographs. This multi-layered book is not just for gardening enthusiasts. Francis' charming anecdotes about his family, his childhood, farming and his deep insights into the bonds between man and the land will surprise and enchant all readers."

Large format hardback 2010.

264 pages.

264 colour illustrations.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island - $8.95

* North Island Rural Delivery - $11.95

* South Island - $13.95

* South Island Rural Delivery - $16.95

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NORTH ISLAND tracked mail$8.95
  • NORTH ISLAND tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • SOUTH ISLAND tracked mail$13.95
  • SOUTH ISLAND tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$16.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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