I've never associated Virginia Woolf with a particular garden, as Vita Sackville-West is associated with Sissinghurst. But for most of her writing life, Woolf drew inspiration and solace from the garden at Monk's House, a property in Lewes, England, that she and her husband, Leonard, purchased in 1919 as a country retreat.
In Virginia Woolf's Garden (Jacqui Small LLP, 2013), author Caroline Zoob tells the story of the garden at Monk's House, the garden of Woolf's writing life. Zoob and her husband lived at the property for 10 years as tenants of the National Trust, who has owned the site since 1980.
Bloomsbury group, and Leonard as a publisher, writer, and editor."
There are separate chapters on each part of the garden, detailing the design of the gardens, Woolfs' life at Monk's House and their many fascinating visitors. There are beautiful photographs of the gardens throughout, and selected historical images that bring the story of the garden to life.
A wonderful book for anyone who's a Virginia Woolf fan, or anyone who's entranced by classic British gardens.