by Leif S dergren


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ISBN-13: 9789198201543
Publication date: 04/25/2015
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

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A GARDEN IN GOTHENBURG 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Grady1GH More than 1 year ago
The enchantment of the gardens of yesteryear - a celebration Swedish photographer and author Leif Södergren combines lush color photography with a well researched history of the Trädgårdsföreningen i Göteborg and the result is a handsome book about gardens and their importance in maintaining a touch a with the past while preserving an art form that sadly the current environmental conditions may turn into relics. It is a book to remember how gardens have graced homes (and mansions, in this case) and brought a sense of wonder of nature to those dedicated to botany and horticulture and creativity. Leif introduces us to The Garden Society of Gothenburg, Sweden and how this park is one of the best-preserved early 19th century parks in Europe. He introduces a concept new to many of us - Carpet Bedding - a botanical art form where patterns of flowers are planted in resemblance of the patterns in a carpet - all shapes, sizes, and content (from circles and stars shaped patterns of tulips bordered in low plants to succulent and desert plant beds and spaces about compatible trees.He takes us through the Rose Park, the woodlands (particularly beautiful in their compatibility with the sunlight available and taking advantage of flowers with white blossoms that catch the little light that penetrates), the contemporary sculptures that are nestled in the garden, The Palm House (an enclosed arboretum), and the inspirational garden, and then the explosion of colors when Spring arrives in Gothenburg. This is an immensely well designed, photographed and written book that should appeal to all gardeners - from those who have only potted plants on a balcony to those who travel the world seeking the great gardens that exist. It is also a reminder of the importance of gardens as we face the global drought, especially here in California. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, May 15