Bettina Harden, The Most Glorious Prospect
The Most Glorious Prospect, Bettina Harden, Graffeg

The Most Glorious Prospect reveals the history of garden visiting in Wales between the years 1639-1900 – a bygone era of garden visiting brought to life using travellers’ diaries, letters and experiences. Bettina Harden documents the historic gardens of Wales as experienced by contemporary travellers in a book that is endlessly fascinating, intricately detailed and delightfully humorous. This is an authoritative insight into how the great gardens were first made accessible to the polite world, before being opened up to a wider middle-class audience.

ISBN 9781910862629
Published 19 October 2017


12 November 2017

Book Signing & Tea Party
2:30pm @ Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT

Bettina will be in conversation with Shaun Evans, Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, followed by a book signing and tea and buns.
More information here.

13 November 2017

Lecture for the Hereford & Worcester Gardens Trust
7pm @ Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ

An hour long lecture from Bettina Harden, followed by a Q&A.

Tickets are £7.50 (includes wine and refreshments).
To book, call Jane Healing on 01432 890717

23 November 2017

Book Signing with Chepstow Books
7pm @ The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5HJ

Bettina will give a talk on garden visiting in Wales, followed by a book signing.
Tickets are £2 and available here.