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Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens (Hardback)
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Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens (Hardback)

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Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 30/04/2018
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Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia's rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933.

Seeking Eden records each garden's evolution and history as well as each garden's current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place-era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden.

Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert B. Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820353005
Number of pages: 608
Dimensions: 305 x 254 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Seeking Eden is an extraordinary book and should be well received by anyone who appreciates our gardening heritage. The authors combine a pleasant style with solid scholarship as they offer important insights into some of the region's most magnificent gardens. It will be a great reference for southern gardeners, both new and old, and it should be required reading for every southern college student pursuing a degree in plant sciences, landscape design, or historic preservation.--William C. Welch "coauthor of Heirloom Gardening in the South: Yesterday's Plants for Today's Gardens "
Seeking Eden significantly contributes to our knowledge of historic gardens and landscapes, heirloom plants, and early gardening in Georgia. The book should have broad appeal to garden club, garden history, and preservation society members; horticulturists; landscape architects; and scholars as well as nonscholars of the subject. The book essentially updates the status of many of the gardens described in the cardinal publication Garden History of Georgia 1733-1933, published by the Peachtree Garden Club. Not surprisingly a number of those gardens have ceased to exist, although a number of extant gardens still flourish or new ones have replaced the old, all of which are described.--A. Jefferson Lewis III, director emeritus of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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