Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina

Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina

by Joseph Pinkas, Frank Lohan, Brinsley Burbidge
     
 

Part history lesson, part horticultural treatise, part visitors guide, Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina takes you on a tour of the Palmetto State's breathtaking gardens. Lilly Pinkas explores the histories of the most magnificent plantation houses, antebellum mansions, and townhouses, where fragrant flowers burst forth in every color of the rainbow. You'll

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Part history lesson, part horticultural treatise, part visitors guide, Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina takes you on a tour of the Palmetto State's breathtaking gardens. Lilly Pinkas explores the histories of the most magnificent plantation houses, antebellum mansions, and townhouses, where fragrant flowers burst forth in every color of the rainbow. You'll visit specialty gardens such as a 1670 experimental crop garden; biblical, swamp, purple, and Xeriscape gardens; herb gardens; topiary and sculpture gardens; and lusciously fragrant rose gardens. Other fascinating features include a butterfly house, a bamboo grove, a swan lake, a reconstructed settlers' village, nature train rides, and small zoos that house animals native to specific areas in previous centuries. A full-color section featuring Joseph Pinkas's gorgeous photographs of some of the gardens, as well as gentle illustrations by artist Frank Lohan, add to the charm and usefulness of this guide.

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"Whether you are an active gardener, researcher, or someone who enjoys looking at gardens from the perspective of their contribution to the visual arts, I commend [Guide to the Gardens of Georgia] as a faithful resource and travel companion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561642519
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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