Highgrove. Portrait of an Estate.

By HRH Prince of Wales & Charles Clover

Printed: 1993

Publisher: Chapmans. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 25 × 29 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 25 x 29 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Green cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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The Prince of Wales spent five years turning his Highgrove Estate in the Cotswolds into a model of environmentally-benign farming and gardening. This book records the successes and failures, and the lessons to be shared not only by gardeners, horticulturalists and farmers, but by everyone interested in land, in their environment. In an introductory section Prince Charles shares his vision of Highgrove as a blueprint for the future. Charles Clover depicts the backcloth: the history of the estate, the making of the garden, the wildflower garden, the encouragement of wildlife, the seasons at Highgrove, the experiments in organic farming, and the market for the products.

Review: I bought this book when it was first published. I loved, it, someone borrowed it, and I liked it so much I bought a second copy. Now, mostly, I disagree with Prince Charles’ views on most things, particularly climate and the environment. Having said that, I DO agree that we should always strive to leave as little a footprint on the natural world as possible. So…. the book… It’s a story of how he put his farming/gardening/ecological vision to work on a piece of property he owned. The tone is chatty, and the Prince comes across as a really nice man. I love the book, because it takes me pretty much step by step through what he did on the property, why he made the choices he made and what worked and didn’t. It’s not a DIY book though…. The pictures are very nice, and the ideas are very useful… even if you don’t have a Duchy!

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