Gardens of the French Riviera

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The terraced hillsides, rocky capes, and secluded coves of the French Riviera provide some of the world's most spectacular garden settings, and its delightful climate has drawn legendary figures in the arts, literature, and international society since the eighteenth century. In this beautifully designed volume, Louisa Jones turns her gardening and literary talents to the magnificent gardens of the French Riviera, some beloved by visitors for over a century, but most private and hitherto unphotographed. The ...
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The terraced hillsides, rocky capes, and secluded coves of the French Riviera provide some of the world's most spectacular garden settings, and its delightful climate has drawn legendary figures in the arts, literature, and international society since the eighteenth century. In this beautifully designed volume, Louisa Jones turns her gardening and literary talents to the magnificent gardens of the French Riviera, some beloved by visitors for over a century, but most private and hitherto unphotographed. The author's love of plants and gardening really shines through in the text that weaves history, charming anecdotes, and a detailed description of the gardens and plants featured, from the Rothschild villa to the rustic vigor of a well-tended olive grove. Abundantly illustrated with stunning photographs by Vincent Motte, and complete with a list of gardens to visit as well as a buyer's guide to the best nurseries and plant suppliers in the region, Gardens of the French Riviera is a marvelous gift for any garden lover planning to visit the South of France.

This lavishly illustrated volume blends highly readable text--composed of history, anecdote, and detailed descriptions of the gardens and plants--with 250 full-color photos to create a magnificent tribute to the glorious gardens of the French Riviera. Includes maps, annotated bibliography, and a list of regional plants.

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  • ISBN-13: 9782080107176
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Publication date: 4/3/2002
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 11.78 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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