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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!

A Florilegium

A Florilegium

Author: The Florilegium Society at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Valerie Oxley Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2021

This lavish book highlights a selection of the wonderful illustrations held in the archive of The Florilegium Society at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Each illustration included in the book is accompanied by a plant profile, stating where the plant was found in the wild and explaining something of its history, uses and botany. The book also gives an introduction to florilegia dating from the early herbals, and a history of the Society's Herbarium and the Gardens themselves. Featuring over 100 colour illustrations and 67 plant profiles, it is a book for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season. The Botanical Gardens are in the heart of the City of Sheffield and are a much-loved venue enjoyed both by the people of Sheffield and visitors to the City. This book has been written by the Society's founding chair Valerie Oxley. Valerie developed the diploma in Botanical Illustration with colleagues at the University of Sheffield.

Ornamental Lakes

Ornamental Lakes

Author: Wendy Bishop Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2021

Ornamental Lakes traces the history of lakes in England, from their appearance in the early eighteenth century, through their development in the 1750s, and finally to their decline in the nineteenth century. Aside from the natural lakes in the Lake District, the bodies of water we see in England today are man-made, primarily intended to ornament the landscapes of the upper classes. Through detailed research, author Wendy Bishop argues that, contrary to accepted thinking, the development of lakes led to the dissolution of formal landscapes rather than following changes in landscape design. Providing a comprehensive overview of lakes in England, including data on who made these lakes, how, and when, it additionally covers fishponds, water gardens, cascades and reservoirs. Richly illustrated and accompanied by case studies across the region, this book offers new insights in landscape history for students, researchers and those interested in how landscapes evolve.

Ornamental Lakes

Ornamental Lakes

Author: Wendy Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2021

Ornamental Lakes traces the history of lakes in England, from their appearance in the early eighteenth century, through their development in the 1750s, and finally to their decline in the nineteenth century. Aside from the natural lakes in the Lake District, the bodies of water we see in England today are man-made, primarily intended to ornament the landscapes of the upper classes. Through detailed research, author Wendy Bishop argues that, contrary to accepted thinking, the development of lakes led to the dissolution of formal landscapes rather than following changes in landscape design. Providing a comprehensive overview of lakes in England, including data on who made these lakes, how, and when, it additionally covers fishponds, water gardens, cascades and reservoirs. Richly illustrated and accompanied by case studies across the region, this book offers new insights in landscape history for students, researchers and those interested in how landscapes evolve.

Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden

Author: Iona McLaren Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

One of the wonders of the world Harold Nicolson From its humble origins, Bodnant (which in Welsh means 'dwelling by the stream'), this historic Grade 1 listed garden has become a must-visit attraction for garden lovers around the globe. Nestled in the Conwy Valley, in the foothills of Snowdonia, the climate and soil - as well as the vision of five generations of one family - have shaped this garden into a world-class masterpiece. With eighty acres that include elegant terraces, glades, dells and water gardens - and not least the famous laburnum arch - theatrical vistas await at every viewpoint. Bodnant Garden was given into the care of the National Trust in 1949 and with their support and commitment to continue the legacy they are intent on making Bodnant accessible and enjoyed widely by all. Highlights include: Laburnum Arch - a dazzling 55 metre walkway under a pergola of golden flowers The Dell - a valley of giant trees and a meandering river The Italianate Terraces - breathe in the fragrance of beautiful old roses as you explore the terraces Rhododendrons - see some of the award-winning plants and hybrids that have established Bodnant on the world horticultural stage

Little Sparta

Little Sparta

Author: Jessie Sheeler, Robin Gillanders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of the most significant gardens in Britain. In addition to being a spectacular example of garden design, it also features almost 300 artworks by Finlay and others which form an integral part of the garden scheme. This new companion to Little Sparta tells the story of Ian Hamilton Finlay's extraordinary creation, exploring the underlying themes, and introducing and explaining the significance of the main elements and artworks in each part of the garden. Featuring new photography, as well as archive material, it also shows how the garden has matured and developed over the last 50 years.

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

Author: The Boglione Family, Andrew Montgomery Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2021

The Invisible Garden

The Invisible Garden

Author: Dorothy Sucher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2021

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

Author: Marc Treib, Ron Herman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2021

The Gardens Of Japan

The Gardens Of Japan

Author: Teiji Ito Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2021

This Bud's For You

This Bud's For You

Author: Ed Rosenthal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2021

Shakespeare's Gardens

Shakespeare's Gardens

Author: Jackie Bennett, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ANDREW LAWSON Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Shakespeare's Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of his death in April 2016. This anniversary will be the focus of literary celebration of the life and work throughout the English speaking world and beyond. The book will focus on the gardens that Shakespeare knew, including the five gardens in Stratford upon Avon in which he gardened and explored. From his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden's Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and his final home at New Place - where he created a garden to reflect his fame and wealth. Cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, these gardens are continually evolving to reflect our ongoing knowledge of his life. The book will also explore the plants that Shakespeare knew and wrote about: their use in his work and the meanings that his audiences would have picked up on - including mulberries, roses, daffodils, pansies, herbs and a host of other flowers. More than four centuries after the playwright lived, whenever we think of thyme, violets or roses, we are reminded of a line from his work. Shakespeare's Gardens brings together specially commissioned photography of the gardens with beautiful archive images of flowers, old herbals, and 16th century illustrations. It tells the story of Shakespeare's journey - from glove maker's son to national bard - and how he came to know so much about plants, flowers and gardens of the Elizabethan era.