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Gardens (descriptions, history etc)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Gardens (descriptions, history etc) category. Presented with a red border are the Gardens (descriptions, history etc) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Gardens (descriptions, history etc) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Farmscape The Design of Productive Landscapes

Farmscape The Design of Productive Landscapes

`Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs. Agricultural processes, technologies, and cycles have long shaped landscape architectural projects, from the ornamented farm of the eighteenth century, to contemporary projects that integrate agriculture and ecological restoration. The book describes the history of agriculture within landscape architecture, and reveals the diversity of current design practices that use the rhythms and forms of agriculture to create productive farms that are also sites of beauty, community, ecological conservation, remediation, and pleasure. Highly illustrated in full colour, this book provides essential context, resources and best practice examples of rural and periurban designed sites for professionals and students alike.

Farmscape The Design of Productive Landscapes

Farmscape The Design of Productive Landscapes

Author: Phoebe (University of Arkansas, USA) Lickwar, Roxi (University of Oregon, USA) Thoren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

`Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes situates agriculture as a design practice, using a wide range of international case studies and analytical essays to propose lessons for contemporary landscape architects who are interested in integrating agriculture into their designs. Agricultural processes, technologies, and cycles have long shaped landscape architectural projects, from the ornamented farm of the eighteenth century, to contemporary projects that integrate agriculture and ecological restoration. The book describes the history of agriculture within landscape architecture, and reveals the diversity of current design practices that use the rhythms and forms of agriculture to create productive farms that are also sites of beauty, community, ecological conservation, remediation, and pleasure. Highly illustrated in full colour, this book provides essential context, resources and best practice examples of rural and periurban designed sites for professionals and students alike.

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

Author: Kathleen (Rutgers University, USA) John-Alder Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

Ian McHarg and the Search for the Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg's formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg's approach in his seminal book Design with Nature, this book offers new interpretations into his search for harmonious environmental order and outlines how his struggle to understand humanity's relationship to the environment in an era of rapid social and technological change reflects an ongoing challenge that landscape design has yet to fully resolve. This book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in landscape architectural history.

Scent Magic Notes from a Gardener

Scent Magic Notes from a Gardener

Author: Isabel Bannerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

In Scent Magic, a book which is at once romantic and extremely practical, plantswoman, designer and garden-maker extraordinaire Isabel Bannerman immerses the reader in the luscious smells of the fragrant garden through a warmly written account of her year's gardening; and combines this with an encyclopaedic reference work of the best aromatic plants to grow throughout the seasons. Whether evoking the freshly baked sponge smell emanating from wisteria, describing `Stanwell Perpetual' as the kind of rose that would taste of apricot and raspberries swirled together , or championing the magic of the Himalayan cowslip, scented profoundly and deliciously like the dark vault of a Damascus spice merchant' the glorious poetry of her descriptions is here joined with personal memories and a lifetime's experience of gardening and plant cultivation.

The Gardener's Travel Companion to England What to see and where to stay

The Gardener's Travel Companion to England What to see and where to stay

Author: Janelle McCulloch Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

There is nothing lovelier than England in June, when it's in full blossom, when the sun is sinking down behind the hedgerows and the Queen Elizabeth rose, with its palest of pale pink petals, is unfolding into glorious summer bloom. Nothing lifts the spirit more than a meander through an English garden in full floraison. The sweetly scented gardens and gentle landscapes of this great country have long drawn horticultural fans and Anglophiles searching for its natural idylls, made so redolent in literature, film, photography, poetry and song. Every summer, people from all over the world travel to England to stay at charming guest houses with bucolic gardens, drink at country pubs with flower-decked beer gardens, wander from gate to gate on garden tours, shop at stores for irresistible garden tools and seeds, and dine at cafes and restaurants with floral-themed interiors. Now, this beautiful new book by bestselling author Janelle McCulloch - part guidebook and part armchair delight for garden lovers - shows you where to find these wonderful garden destinations, from the celebrated and famous to the secret and little-known. It also details the private estates that only open several times a year; the ones that tend to go under the travel radar. Elegantly designed and illustrated, the pages within are also packed full of spectacular botanical-inspired hideaways to stay, linger, shop, dine and drink at, from garden-inspired restaurants to garden-enhanced hotels. It's the perfect gift for any garden lover and shows you how to make your next visit to England a truly memorable one.

Cambridge College Gardens

Cambridge College Gardens

Author: Tim Richardson, Clive Boursnell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

For students and alumni, their families, Cambridge locals and for lovers of private gardens, Tim Richardson's book on the most exquisite gardens in and around the university of Cambridge's colleges combines brilliant research and elegant prose with stunning photography by Clive Boursnell. Following on the heels of Oxford College Gardens, this book invites an armchair appreciation of the history, horticulture and atmosphere that these hallowed gardens provide. The gardens are as rich and varied as the colleges themselves, often set within stunning architecture, and include formal quadrangles, naturalistic planting, walled gardens, rooftop oases, productive plots and watermeadows as well as the private spaces enjoyed exclusively by the college masters, porters and fellows.

Gardens for Gloriana Wealth, Splendour and Design in Elizabethan Gardens

Gardens for Gloriana Wealth, Splendour and Design in Elizabethan Gardens

Author: Jane Whitaker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The formal gardens of Elizabethan England were among the glories of their age. Complementing the great houses of the day, they reflected the aspirations of their owners, whose greatest desire was to achieve success at Court and to delight the Queen. No leading courtier would be without his great house, no great house was complete without its garden. In this richly illustrated work, Jane Whittaker explores these gems of Elizabethan England, focussing on the gardens of the Queen and her leading courtiers. Drawing on the cultural and horticultural sources of the day, as well as evidence surviving on the ground, she recreates these lost gardens, revealing both the rich Renaissance culture that underlay them and the sumptuous world of the Elizabethan aristocracy. The result is an evocation of one of the most opulent reigns in English history and an entertaining and informative study of one of the most interesting periods of garden history.

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Author: Gill Knappett, HRH Prince Charles Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

When Prince Charles first moved in to Highgrove, the gardens were a blank canvas and His Royal Highness an inexperienced gardener. Now, nearly 40 years later, through hard work and passion, not only has he become an accomplished gardener but the grounds of his Gloucestershire home have been transformed into one of the most remarkable gardens in Britain, delighting visitors from all around the world. With a Foreword by His Royal Highness, this lavishly illustrated book brings together the history of Highgrove and the myriad gardens that he has created which reflect his interests: architecture, the arts, conservation, his belief in organic principles and, quite simply, his love of nature all play their part. There are surprises, too: as Prince Charles loves to experiment, his garden is one that constantly evolves as new ideas take shape. The Sundial Garden, Cottage Garden, Thyme Walk, Terrace, Kitchen Garden, Stumpery, Arboretum, Sanctuary and Wildflower Meadow - all, and more, are here to explore and enjoy.

The Story of Gardening A cultural history of famous gardens from around the world

The Story of Gardening A cultural history of famous gardens from around the world

Author: Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the imposing palace grounds of Chinese emperors and the clean lines of the formal French parterre, this inspiring history charts the fascinating evolution of gardening over thousands of years, bringing to life the world's most beautiful and magnificent gardens. The Story of Gardening explains the origins of the most influential gardening styles. Acclaimed garden designer and plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse draws on her extensive experience and shows you how an appreciation of style and techniques from all over the world helps us to understand how modern gardens have developed. Unrivalled in its coverage and written with the author's characteristic clarity and authority, this exceptional book is guaranteed to appeal to gardening enthusiasts or all ages and levels of expertise. Chapters include: The Origins of Gardening: the gardens of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia. Gardens of Ancient Greece and Rome: The beginnings of botany and herbalism and design developments in the Classical world. The Gardens of Islam: the `fourfold' garden's spread from the Middle East. The Medieval Gardens of Christendom: The layers of meaning in the gardens of the Middle Ages. The Renaissance Vision in Italy: The transition from classical villa gardens. The Flowering of the European Garden: Louis XIV's power-gardening. Plants on the Move: Early plant enthusiasts who searched for new species. The English Landscape Garden: The 18th century Landscape Movement The Eclectic 19th Century: European gardening during technological change. The Americas Gardening's evolution on the American continent. Gardens of China: Chinese gardening's links with the landscape and painting. The Japanese Garden: Japanese design's influence on the rest of the world. From Naturalism to Modernism: Pioneer voices as gardening goes global. Visions of the Future: The faces shaping gardening in the 21st century.

Stourhead

Stourhead

Author: Stephen Anderton, Alan Power Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration of Stourhead, the estate in Wiltshire which features a Palladian mansion and a legendary Georgian landscape garden. The garden has a lake, temples, fountains, grottoes, bridges and monuments of all kinds. Stourhead is particularly famous for its autumn colour, which is rather like the British equivalent of New England. The head gardener Alan Power has been a fixture on Radio 4 every October since 2008, where he previews the coming season and judges listeners' autumn photographs. Alan Power will be contributing four essays to the book, including ones on the trees of Stourhead and autumn at the estate.

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

Author: Marc Treib, Ron Herman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

The Gardens Of Japan

The Gardens Of Japan

Author: Teiji Ito Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019