Traditional English Gardens

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Explore English horticultural style in twenty-eight classic gardens in the care of Britain's National Trust. Shown in dozens of breathtaking color photos, these lush and beautiful spaces are the product of a variety of influences: a passion for plants, a mild climate suitable for a wide range of species, and the English love for the countryside. From the grandeur of Ham House to the glory of Mottisfont Abbey to the enchantment of King Henry's Hunting Lodge, each one is a masterpiece of skillful planning and ...
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Overview

Explore English horticultural style in twenty-eight classic gardens in the care of Britain's National Trust. Shown in dozens of breathtaking color photos, these lush and beautiful spaces are the product of a variety of influences: a passion for plants, a mild climate suitable for a wide range of species, and the English love for the countryside. From the grandeur of Ham House to the glory of Mottisfont Abbey to the enchantment of King Henry's Hunting Lodge, each one is a masterpiece of skillful planning and displays an astonishing array of gardening ideas. The beautifully designed flowers and borders, ornamental trees and shrubs, knot gardens, topiary (including a giant topiary sundial), statues, pools, arbors, and much more will captivate and inspire any gardener.

This gourgeously illustrated book presents no less than 60 magnificent private gardens and describes the important characteristics of each.

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The 28 gardens featured in this lovely book are by turns lush and haunting, wild and manicured. A concise, scholarly introduction on garden design by a consultant to the British National Trust is followed by magnificent color pictures of gardens that are owned by the Trust and located on the grounds of historic houses from various periods. The brief accompanying text identifies plants, flowers, trees and shrubs and explains how the gardens are laid out, but offers a poetic perspective as well. Many of the gardens contain elements beyond the reach of the average gardener, such as ancient stone buildings, a crimson Oriental pavilion and 18th century Venetian statues. But the design suggestions will aid anyone with a green thumb and a patch of land. Addresses of the gardens are included. Both photographer Perry and garden designer Lennox-Boyd reside in England. (July 31)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780297793687
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Country Ser.
  • Pages: 160

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