Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne: A Life and Times

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne: A Life and Times

by Deborah Morris, Greg Elms
     
 
The Royal Botanic Gardens holds a special place in the life of Melbourne - and has done since it became one of the first public gardens established in Australia, in 1846. This lavishly illustrated life and times of the Gardens paints a picture of the land before white settlement, then tells the stories of its plants, its buildings and the characters throughout its

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The Royal Botanic Gardens holds a special place in the life of Melbourne - and has done since it became one of the first public gardens established in Australia, in 1846. This lavishly illustrated life and times of the Gardens paints a picture of the land before white settlement, then tells the stories of its plants, its buildings and the characters throughout its history whose genius - and foibles - have shaped the way the Gardens looks today. Deborah Morris's story focuses on the people - the gardeners, the Directors, the people who have lived within the Gardens' grounds, and the scientists engaged in a range of fascinating tasks, from propagating endangered species to identifying rare plants. Greg Elms contributes a stunning photo essay, taken over the past year, of people interacting with the Gardens over the four seasons - Sunday afternoons, performances, special events, and all the secret nooks and crannies each of us remembers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781865085517
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.74(d)

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