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Gardens in France Other / Books

Gardens in France

Frances most beautiful public and private gardens open their gates to us in every season of the year: from the classical French palace gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte down to humble domestic gardens in Normandy, from stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote dAzur. …

Floral Art Structures Other / Books

Floral Art Structures

Floral structures are the in-thing. They make a base for decoration and can be used over and over again. Gil Boyard and Muriel le Couls, both Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France), designed structures for tables, buffets and halls. Firstly they elaborately present the structure in situ. …

Garden and Landscape Architects of France Other / Books

Garden and Landscape Architects of France

This series has documented the contemporary landscape architecture of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Now at last comes France, that historic force in formality (Versailles), fauvism (Fontainbleau) and egalitarianism (public parks), and a recent force in contemporary landscape architecture. …

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto Other / Books

The Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto

From the Archives of Country Life | The gardens of the great Edwardian landscape designer, captured in all their glory in 200 color and duotone images from the archives of Country Life. Harold Peto (1854–1933) was one of the most celebrated landscape designers of the Edwardian era. A leading exponent …

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel

Bay laurel is a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60 in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller (3-10 tall) in culture. The leaves are elliptic, 3-4 long, rather thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of …

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree

Mimosaceae plants are popular mainly in southern Europe as they are very drought tolerant. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world we can also grow some of them in our climate. Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, …

Design and Landscape for People Other / Books

Design and Landscape for People: New Approaches to Renewal

New Approaches to Renewal | The new community planning: invaluable strategies for creative rebuilding and renovating from around the world. For many years planning was something done in the name of progress by distant committees with the abstract aim of tidying boundaries and controlling growth. In the …

The Oxford Companion to the Garden Other / Books

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Now available for the first time in paperback, the magnificent Oxford Companion to the Garden illuminates the history and design of gardens all over the world, from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens, to the secret gardens of Arab …

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