Author(s): Toby Musgrave
An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe
Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist trail but are equally delightful and rewarding to visit, if you know where to find them. Green Escapes is the revelatory insider's guide to these secret gems. Each of them open to the public, the gardens range from pocket parks, courtyards, and rooftop terraces, to community gardens and more.
Dr Toby Musgrave is an acknowledged authority on garden history; his books have covered a wide range of subjects, from heritage fruit and vegetables, to must-see gardens. He has presented and acted as a consultant for popular programmes on ITV and Channel 4, devised and presented the successful Radio 4 series ‘The British Garden’, and he has contributed hundreds of articles to specialist periodicals, magazines and newspapers. Musgrave is Faculty Lecturer in Garden and Plant History at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, and has been Invited Lecturer at Oxford and Bristol Universities, and the Royal Horticultural Society. He was also consulting editor of Phaidon’s The Gardener’s Garden (2014) and a major contributor to The Garden Book (2000).