Heritage Gardens: The World's Great Gardens Saved by Restoration by George Plumptre, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Heritage Gardens: The World's Great Gardens Saved by Restoration

Heritage Gardens: The World's Great Gardens Saved by Restoration

by George Plumptre
     
 

The re-creation of many of the world's most important and beautiful gardens has been one of the most exciting and popular garden enterprises of recent years. Covered here in a loose chronological structure, and with lavish illustration throughout, are all the key postwar garden restorations in Europe and the U.S. Learn about the rise in popularity of this practice

Overview

The re-creation of many of the world's most important and beautiful gardens has been one of the most exciting and popular garden enterprises of recent years. Covered here in a loose chronological structure, and with lavish illustration throughout, are all the key postwar garden restorations in Europe and the U.S. Learn about the rise in popularity of this practice and the technology that is used in helping to achieve it, along with the way in which particular restorations have contributed to the history of gardening as a whole. There is even an index of all the sites, indicating which ones can be visited by the public. Every outdoors enthusiast will be absorbed by this uniquely fascinating guide.


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Library Journal

Journalist and lecturer Plumptre (Royal Gardens of Europe) surveys both private and public gardens that have been restored during the last century in Europe and the United States in this beautiful large-format book. All gardens, if not maintained, eventually fall to ruin for various reasons-war, death of the garden owners, and the inability to cover the cost of the upkeep of large-estate gardens are just a few examples. Plumptre discusses the importance of garden restoration as well as why certain gardens are selected for restoration. Gardens like those at Château de Marqueyssac in France represent gardening styles that are rarely seen today, while other gardens are restored because of their connection to famous owners, such as Edith Wharton's the Mount in Massachusetts and the charming cottage garden of influential garden writer Margery Fish in Somerset, England. Each garden is profiled in a six- to ten-page spread with stunning full-color photographs. A "Gazetteer of Gardens" lists all the gardens discussed in the book with addresses, telephone numbers, and web sites. Recommended for public libraries.
—Phillip Oliver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845332716
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 16.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

George Plumptre is an author, journalist, and lecturer, acknowledged as an international authority on gardens and gardening. From 1993-1996 he was the gardening correspondent for The Times. He has lectured on a wide range of garden subjects in Britain, the USA, and South Africa, and has contributed articles to such publications as Country Life, Homes & Gardens, The Daily Telegraph, Architectural Digest (USA) and Conde Nast House & Garden (South Africa). George's gardening titles include Collins Book of British Gardens, The Latest Country Gardens, Garden Ornament, The Garden Makers, Great Gardens, Great Designers, Classic Planting and Royal Gardens of Europe (Mitchell Beazley, 2005). George lives in Tonbridge in Kent.

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