Pub. Date:
Garden-Craft Old and New

Garden-Craft Old and New

by John D. Sedding


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, October 28


John D. Sedding (1838–91) was an English church architect and an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. Having worked in Penzance and Bristol, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1874 and set up a practice in London, eventually becoming a neighbour of William Morris. His designs included new churches such as Holy Trinity in Sloane Street (1888–90), Holy Redeemer in Clerkenwell (1887–95), and All Saints, Falmouth (1887–90), as well as restoration projects and decorative work. In 1888 he moved to Kent, and developed his interests in gardening and garden design. This book, completed in 1890 and published posthumously in 1891, sets out Sedding's vision for the landscaped garden. It helped to revive garden features such as terraces, covered walkways and topiary, and inspired generations of garden designers, particularly in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783752427318
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 08/16/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Memoir E. F. Russell; 1. The theory of a garden; 2. Art in a garden; 3. Historical and comparative sketch; 4. The stiff garden; 5. The 'landscape-garden'; 6. The technics of gardening; 7. The technics of gardening (continued); 8. A plea for savagery; 9. In praise of both.

Customer Reviews