Historic Parks and Gardens in Ceredigion by Caroline Palmer, Penny David and Ros Laidlaw was first published in 2004 and now is available in a second edition.
The publishers, The Ceredigion Branch of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, are delighted to have sold the entire first print run of 750 copies in less than two years.
The reprint has given the authors the opportunity to update certain entries in the light of new information which has come to light as a result of readers’ knowledge. The selection of 31 gardens described in detail remains the same, but as Caroline says: “Real enthusiasts who have already purchased a copy may also want the second imprint, for they will find significant amendments in the entries concerning Trawsgoed, Cilgwyn, Glandyfi Castle and Tanybwlch. It was also particularly exciting to be able to incorporate a newly-discovered architect’s design, believed to be by Thomas F. Pritchard for Penglais mansion. At Trawgoed also, a damaged estate map of 1756 has now been painstakingly restored by the National Library of Wales and can be reproduced in this edition and more accurately interpreted”.
The book is distributed through the Welsh Books Council and costs £12. This means that it should be readily available to order through any bookshop (ISBN 0-9547525-0-3). Copies can also be obtained from the authors as before.