I ordered the book London Garden Walks, by Tom Turner. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE FREEBEES on Kindle. He also has a website: Gardenvisit.com.
A few points from the book:
- How did London become the world's garden capital?. Geography provides the best explanation. A steady stream of immigrants and invader brought horticulture from Europe and Asia. It is a group of islands that are peculiarly suited to gardening: it is rarely to hot, too cold, too wet or too dry.
- He gives examples of ancient Roman parks, hunting parks, like Richmond Park, Castle gardens and Cloister Gardens. There are Baroque parks like Kensington Garden and St James Park. Serpentine Gardens such as Hyde Park. Another type, is Mixed Victorian like Buckingham Palace.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS
BIKING AT REGENTS PARK
WALKING AT REGENT PARK
HERE ARE JUST A FEW MORE FLOWERS.... ENJOY!