Rosemary Verey was the last of the great English garden legends. She was a natural teacher, encouraging Americans to believe that they were fully capable of creating beautiful gardens in a native vernacular. She also re-introduced the English to their own gardening traditions. Drawing from garden history and its literature, she developed a language of classical formal design, embellished with her exuberant planting style. This is Rosemary Verey's story and the lessons she taught. In her life as in her work, she was the very personification of the English garden style.