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New Gardens in Provence 30 Contemporary Creations by Louisa Jones

New Gardens in Provence 30 Contemporary Creations

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New Gardens in Provence 30 Contemporary Creations by Louisa Jones

Provence today is a paradise for garden makers; great designers from all over the world mingle with home-grown family gardeners and plant collectors. Few places in the world have seen as many new creations in recent years. All of today's major trends are represented: meadow and woodland gardening, minimalism, sculpted landscapes, stone wall terracing, the new land art. This book examines 30 of the best examples. Even the smallest - city office and restaurant courtyards, suburban plots, village forecourts - blend garden and landscape in creative ways. The largest features artist Andy Goldsworthy's work in a wild mountain setting. Most new gardens in Provence are sensitive to ecological issues such as water conservation and climate control and the final chapter explores partnership gardening, creations intended for public pleasure.

About the Author

Canadian by birth, Louisa Jones has lived in Provence for over 30 years. She is a prolific author and journalist, and has published more than 16 books in French and English concerning gardening both for aesthetic pleasure and to produce ingredients for the area's indigenous cuisine. She has become a specialist in Provencal food and culture, and conveys this region's traditions, cuisine, and atmosphere. Bruno Suet studied architecture before pursuing a career in photography. He contributes to a range of magazines, is the author of the award-winning book Le Temps du the and has presented his work in numerous exhibitions.

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Publication date

6th October 2006


Louisa Jones

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Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc


272 pages


Garden design & planning



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