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Secret Gardens of East Anglia

We met up with author Barbara Segall. Her new book takes you on a beautiful private tour of 22 gardens in East Anglia

The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known.


Featured gardens include:

COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms

HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island

KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse

RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden

THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate

ULTING WICK Thousands of tulips against a backdrop of black wooden barns

WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse

WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house

Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered.





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BARBARA SEGALL is a well-known horticulturist and garden writer. Her work appears in a number of popular publications such as The English Garden and the website Richard Jackson’s Garden. She is editor of The Horticulturist, the journal of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and also editor of Herbs magazine for The Herb Society. She lives in Suffolk, one of the prettiest counties in East Anglia, and writes regularly on gardens, gardeners and garden style for magazines and her own blog www.thegardenpost.com Her first book with Frances Lincoln was Gardens By The Sea with photography by Jerry Harpur.

MARCUS HARPUR began his career in book publishing before joining his father, Jerry, to form Harpur Garden Library in 1992. He is a contributing photographer to the RHS Garden Plant Selector and the Colourful Gardening series and principal photographer on titles such as How to Garden, Dream Gardens of England and The English Country House Garden (Frances Lincoln)


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Laura Kerrigan

Loving everyday as the Head of Marketing for MyOnlineSchool. What better way to spend your time than working with passionate individuals that want to teach or learn more about Antiques, Gardening and Photography. For 16 years I have been immersed in the marketing world. Though my specialism is Digital I have been worked in PR and Integrated agencies as well as client side and events. Locations have included world wide destinations such as London, Sydney, Brisbane, Amsterdam and Dublin. More recently I relocated to Lancashire. Over the years my focus has been on Global Digital & Social Media Networks across 53 local markets. During this period I have given regular industry talks, university seminars and trade press interviews across the varied topics. I am a driven professional possessing a depth of experience in all aspects of marketing communications and a belief that great advertising not only changes minds, it also directly influences behaviour. Since the start of my journey with Graphic Information Design BA(Hons); creativity and strategy has been the source of my enthusiasm and skill. That being said all the above truly boils down to is experience with customers and their ecommerce journey with a product.

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