Summer house could help satisfy gardening love

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The majority of British homeowners attach particular importance to their gardens, a study has found.

According to a National Trust survey, which was obtained by the Scotsman, more than 70 per cent of people believe it is important to spend time in gardens, while over half said it was the most enjoyable thing they did.

A stylish garden building such as a summer house or log cabin could offer homeowners a particularly good option for enjoying their gardens. Speaking to the Scotsman, gardening historian Twigs Way suggested that a widespread love for gardening is something of a British trait.

"Having a house with a garden is something that almost everyone aspires to," she said, "whereas much of the rest of Europe have traditionally been happy with apartments and flats."

Ms Way is the author of a new book entitled A Nation of Gardeners which takes an historical look at gardening trends and considers how people's horticultural passions have developed over the years.

Posted by David Webb   - 04 January 2011
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