How to Read Gardens: A crash course in garden appreciation - How to Read (Paperback)
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How to Read Gardens: A crash course in garden appreciation - How to Read (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 15/06/2010
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Garden visiting has never been more popular but not many of us understand what we are looking at when strolling through a beautiful garden - are we looking at an original landscaped sit or a re-creation? Is the planting matter authentic or made up of modern hybrids? Are the steps and terracing in the Italianate style or are they Arts and Crafts? The truth is that most gardens of any age are like a palimpsest: successive generations have changed and influenced the soft and hard fabric of the place over time. Inevitably many of the gardens we wander through today are an amalgam of changing fashions and circumstance. How to Read Gardens provides the reader with all the knowledge he or she needs to tease out the clues that will tell the complete story of a garden's past. From the grandest estate to the smallest suburban plot, this book will enliven and inform every visit.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408128374
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 165 x 135 mm


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This handy pocket sized guidebook would be a useful companion for visitors to any garden, great or small, historic or modern, public or private. Countryman This attractive and lavishly illustrated book is an ideal present for friends who claim not to know much about the history of gardens, but delight in visiting them Cornwall Garden Trust Journal

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