New book reveals Scotland's lost gardens

English spies in the employ of Henry VIII would never believe that their maps could lead to the re-discovery of forgotten and abandoned gardens in Scotland. Their maps, along with aerial photography, historic documents, and even poetry, were used by Marilyn Brown for her book Scotland's Lost Gardens.

The book covers the monastic gardens of St Columba on Iona to those enjoyed during the reign of Queen Anne in 1714. Scotland's Lost Gardens is scheduled for release in September 2012.