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In Veronica's Garden
IN VERONICA'S GARDEN is the remarkable true story of a garden and the larger than life personality of its creator. This is a record of the development of the Milner Gardens and Woodland, a stunningly beautiful garden nestled into the Canadian West Coast Douglas-fir forest.

The book traces the life of Veronica Milner, the creative force behind the garden. Born into the Edwardian British aristocracy, she was related to Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales. As a young bride, Veronica moved to Glin Castle, Ireland. Despite an unhappy marriage, she and her husband restored the castle garden and became friends with influential garden experts and artists.

When she was widowed, Veronica married a wealthy Canadian businessman and transformed his summer retreat into a beautiful "wild garden" in the manner of William Robinson. Visitors to the garden included royalty. Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales were luncheon guests. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed at the estate for three days. Once again widowed, Veronica developed many schemes to save the garden from the hands of developers. She juggled her extravagant lifestyle with her passion to preserve the garden for the future.

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Author : Margaret Cadwaladr
ISBN : 0973009608
Publisher : Madrona Books & Publishing
Sugg. Retail Price : $34.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 212

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