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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!

How to Read Gardens a crash course in garden appreciation

How to Read Gardens a crash course in garden appreciation

Author: Lorraine Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Visiting gardens has never been more popular but not many of us understand what we are looking at when strolling through a beautiful garden - are we looking at an original landscaped site or a recreation? Is the planting matter authentic or made up of modern hybrids? Are the steps and terracing in the Italianate style or are they Arts and Crafts? The truth is that most gardens of any age are like a palimpsest: successive generations have changed and influenced the soft and hard fabric of the place over time. Inevitably many of the gardens we wander through today are an amalgam of changing fashions and circumstance. How to Read Gardens provides the reader with all the knowledge he or she needs to tease out the clues that will tell the complete story of a garden's past. From the grandest estate to the smallest suburban plot, this book will enliven and inform every visit.

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: 20/12/2019

'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.

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.

Japanese Garden Journey Through Ancient Stones & Dragon Bones

Japanese Garden Journey Through Ancient Stones & Dragon Bones

Author: Judith Klingsick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Planting Schemes from Monet's Garden

Planting Schemes from Monet's Garden

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This volume reveals the ideas and planting schemes that underpin Monet's garden at Giverny so that readers can replicate them. A short introduction to Giverny is followed by colour photographs, with detailed captions describing the plants and techniques that make up the garden.

Urban Gardening A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal

Urban Gardening A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal

Author: Arthur van Langenberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Living in a crowded city need not mean uprooting one's connection with the earth. City gardens are proliferating at a healthy rate, and plants can be enjoyed on a rooftop, balcony, terrace or a simple window sill. There are, of course, special difficulties to gardening in cities: how to deal with typhoons, how to produce organic pest control sprays, how to turn garden waste into compost, how to use kitchenwares as tools and containers...After all, how it is possible to connect with Mother Earth in even the most restricted spaces? With this book, help is at hand for anyone who wants to know how to grow things in an urban setting. Established gardeners and rank beginners alike will find something helpful among these pages, which are sprinkled with anecdotes, recipes, photographs, illustrations and grass-roots philosophy. Non-gardeners will also enjoy this celebration of nature and ecology in words and pictures. Where so many of the available glossy books are dominated by sweeping lawns and massed tropical plantings, this book takes us back to the more familiar home garden in its many guises.

Planting Dreams Shaping Australian gardens

Planting Dreams Shaping Australian gardens

Author: Richard Aitken Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Cottage to mansion, balcony to botanic garden, Planting Dreams will change the way you think about Australian gardens. Acclaimed garden historian Richard Aitken explores the fascinating environmental and social influences that have helped produce a unique gardening culture in Australia- from thwarted attempts to 'tame' the environment to the streamlined angles of modernist design. Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales,Planting Dreamsshowcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

A Guide To The Gardens Of Kyoto

Author: Marc Treib, Ron Herman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This Bud's For You Selecting, Growing & Enjoying Legal Marijuana

This Bud's For You Selecting, Growing & Enjoying Legal Marijuana

Author: Ed Rosenthal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

The Gardens Of Japan

The Gardens Of Japan

Author: Teiji Ito Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Scent Magic Notes from a Gardener

Scent Magic Notes from a Gardener

Author: Isabel Bannerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

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.

Great Gardens of London 30 Masterpieces from Private Plots to Palaces

Great Gardens of London 30 Masterpieces from Private Plots to Palaces

Author: Victoria Summerley, Hugo Rittson Thomas, Marianne Majerus Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

NEW EDITION. London's gardeners are twice blessed: not only do they live in one of the world's most vibrant capitals, it is also one of the most verdant. Gardens of every imaginable style, shape and size abound on rooftops, within palaces, surrounding churches, behind walls - on every piece of dry land - even if it is floating on or lapped by the river Thames. In Great Gardens of London, Victoria Summerley, Marianne Majerus and Hugo Rittson Thomas collaborate to unearth the most fascinating stories of plants and gardeners inside London's most exciting plots. Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best.