Capital Splendor: Parks & Gardens of Washington, D.C.

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Stunning photos and in-depth essays on more than 30 of Washington, D.C.'s gardens, some famous and other little-known gems, make this book a must-have for visitors and residents alike.

Our nation’s capital is filled with famous gardens, such as Dumbarton Oaks, and little-known gems, such as Meadowlark Gardens. There are also small community gardens and spectacular celebrations like the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which will mark its ...

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Overview

Stunning photos and in-depth essays on more than 30 of Washington, D.C.'s gardens, some famous and other little-known gems, make this book a must-have for visitors and residents alike.

Our nation’s capital is filled with famous gardens, such as Dumbarton Oaks, and little-known gems, such as Meadowlark Gardens. There are also small community gardens and spectacular celebrations like the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which will mark its centenary in 2012. All these gardens and parks are described and illustrated in Capital Splendor.
Each of some 30 venues is addressed in detail, and essays include helpful information for making your visit as well as for identifying each garden’s special features. Essays are accompanied by a series of photographs by renowned photographer Valerie Brown. This exceptional collaboration will make this stunning book a must-have for visitors and residents alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881509823
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/2/2012
  • Edition description: I
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 985,895
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Brown worked as an assistant for Salvador Dali and others after completing a photography degree. She has gone on, in an illustrious career, to have her images included in publications ranging from Women’s Wear Daily to People to Time. Brown’s photos are also included in collections around the world.

Barbara Glickman has been an avid and active member of the Washington, DC, gardening community for many years. Her extensive travels have taken her to gardens around the country and the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Fantastic!

    Beautiful photos of beautiful places.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    This Book is a must have for me and anyone else who thinks they

    This Book is a must have for me and anyone else who thinks they know the District. Although, I thought I knew the District well, this book proves other wise. The places, photography, and descriptions have opened a Distict that I never knew; a beautifully described, professionally pictured Book that has given me the desire to return to the District one last time, using the book as a guide. One more addition to my bucket list, a great one, as a result of this Beautiful Book. I want to Thank the Photographer and Writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Magnificent. Never new the DC area had such spectacular gardens

    Magnificent. Never new the DC area had such spectacular gardens . Brown's photos make me want to visit each and everyone of them!

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