A Paradise in the City: Cleveland Botanical Garden

A Paradise in the City: Cleveland Botanical Garden

by Diane Tittle
     
 

Whether you're making your first or your fiftieth visit to Cleveland Botanical Garden, whether you�re an avid gardener or know someone who is, A Paradise in the City is for you. Much more than an assemblage of pretty pictures, this gorgeous book is as lively as the unique cultural institution it depicts. Drink in the beauty and tranquility of 10 acres ofSee more details below

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Whether you're making your first or your fiftieth visit to Cleveland Botanical Garden, whether you�re an avid gardener or know someone who is, A Paradise in the City is for you. Much more than an assemblage of pretty pictures, this gorgeous book is as lively as the unique cultural institution it depicts. Drink in the beauty and tranquility of 10 acres of exquisite gardens�each one a gem, each one with its own unique personality. Experience the fun and excitement of trekking through a butterfly-filled Costa Rican cloud forest and the strange and wonderful Madagascan spiny desert. Each time you return to these pages, you�ll enjoy a total immersion into the wonderful world of plants�and find plenty of inspiration for your own garden.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This breezy coffee-table book takes readers on a highly illustrated tour of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Tittle, a freelance writer based in Cleveland, sums up all too briefly the fascinating history of the garden, immersing us instead in the tour of the facility. While the pictures by Adams and Jones, who specialize in environmental and architectural/landscape photography, respectively, are spectacular, one wonders where a map of the garden is. In none of the seven chapters could this reviewer find even the tiniest scheme of the place. The scant text leaves readers perplexed, tracking from one photograph to another. Obviously meant as a souvenir of the garden, to be pored over after it has been experienced in all its glory, this book fails as a critical guide or tourist aid. For libraries with strong collections on formal gardens or those with an interest in anything related to Ohio or Cleveland; otherwise, head to the web to find more practical information (www.cbgarden.org).-Edward J. Valauskas, GSLIS, Dominican Univ., River Forest, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882203468
Publisher:
Orange Frazer Press
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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