A poet and an artist/garden designer collaborate to catch the spirit of the Rousham Gardens, Oxon. The text and computer-generated illustrations are in a shifting three-way dialogue with each other and with the culture of “landscape”. Familiar features such as a rill, a dovecot, espaliers and a walled garden all make an appearance – though these turn out to be simply the leaping-off point for a grand tour of the imagination. Includes the poem “Leaf Goddess”, winner of the National Trust Landlines Competition for poetry.
Lesley Saunders with Geoff Carr. Paperback, 210 x 135 mm, 48 pages, May 2009.