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Our second title, A Landlord's Garden, published June 2001, is a study of Derreen, County Kerry, a demesne chiefly created by the 5th Marquis of Lansdowne between 1860 and 1926. Drawing on extensive estate papers and photographs dating back to the 1860s - including many of outstanding interest from the studio of William Lawrence - A Landlord's Garden gives a history of the Lansdowne family and their Kenmare estates from the arrival in Kerry of the Cromwellian surgeon, cartographer and economist Sir William Petty, founder of the Lansdowne family fortunes, to the era of Irish independence in the 1920s. The book surveys the development of Derreen from wildwood to one of the most cosmopolitan gardens in Europe, and contains a full analysis of its planting history.

A Landlord's Garden, 1st edition, 93 pages, 70 half-tone illustrations printed on high quality matt coated paper, €12, plus post and packing.

Second, and revised, edition, published June 2005. Price, €12, plus post and packing.

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