Through the Garden Gate

Through the Garden Gate

by Elizabeth Lawrence
     
 

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Through the Garden Gate is a collection of 144 of the popular weekly articles that Elizabeth Lawrence wrote for The Charlotte Observer from 1957 to 1971. With those columns, a delightful blend of gardening lore, horticultural expertise, and personal adventures, Lawrence inspired thousands of southern gardeners.  See more details below

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Through the Garden Gate is a collection of 144 of the popular weekly articles that Elizabeth Lawrence wrote for The Charlotte Observer from 1957 to 1971. With those columns, a delightful blend of gardening lore, horticultural expertise, and personal adventures, Lawrence inspired thousands of southern gardeners.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This excellent collection of essays gives us another chance to read Lawrence, whose work is endlessly rewarding. They make us envy those for whom she was a weekly columnist--readers of the Charlotte Observer , in which these pieces appeared between 1957 and 1971. The idea for this collection was born when her friend Bill Neal discovered some of these old newspapers. The essays are arranged by month, and an index provides a guide to specific plant information. Lawrence was a fine writer and horticulturist, and the books she published during her lifetime--her last being Gardens of Love ( LJ 5/15/87)--are already classics. This new collection of her work is welcome, indeed.-- Deci Lowry, Chappaqua, N.Y.
Booknews
Lawrence (1904-85) was a writer who is held in high esteem by the gardening world. This is a selection of 144 of the weekly articles she wrote for The Charlotte observer from 1957 to 1971. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
[A] fine contribution to the green-thumb genre.

Publishers Weekly

This collection is a treasure.

ALA Booklist

Lawrence is always inspiring. . . . both in the joy of gardening and more practical matters.

Penelope Hobhouse, author of Garden Style

I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other . . . person.

Katharine S. White in Onward and Upward in the Garden

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807845196
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/20/1995
Series:
Chapel Hill Books Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 6.00(d)

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From the Publisher
This collection is a treasure.--ALA Booklist

I have learned more about horticulture, plants, and garden history and literature from Elizabeth Lawrence than from any other one person.--Katharine S. White in Onward and Upward in the Garden

[A] fine contribution to the green-thumb genre.--Publishers Weekly

Elizabeth Lawrence is always inspiring; her writing not only conveys her love of gardening as she experiences it from day to day and month to month, but she draws on the wisdom of earlier botanists and gardeners to add spice to her interpretations. I am grateful to her for so much guidance both in the joy of gardening and more practical matters.--Penelope Hobhouse, author of Garden Style

Meet the Author

The late Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-85) was the first woman to receive a degree in landscape architecture from the North Carolina State College School of Design. Her own legendary gardens in Raleigh and Charlotte provided the background for her books and columns.

The late Bill Neal, a chef, author, and master gardener, was a friend of Elizabeth Lawrence.

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