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Set against some Europe s most dramatic natural scenery, the gardens of Cornwall are stunning in their impact. The first reaction of most visitors is awed delight at the vibrant luxuriance of the planting: for the serendipity of Cornwall s damp, mild climate has made it an ideal home for many of the great plant-hunter collections. But the springtime show of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias that rank almost as the national emblems of Cornwall is just one strand in the astonishing diversity of …
Amazon / Frances Lincoln Ltd
Price: 147.41 $

Living immersed in landscapes of great natural beauty, Tuscans have always harbored a deep love of flowers and gardens. During the Renaissance, in intellectual circles this propensity developed naturally into an interest in horticulture and the botanical sciences, subjects that would co-exist in perfect harmony with the Medici family s love of the arts.Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, of about sixty-five works of art, primarily from Florentine …
Amazon / Ben Uri Gallery & Museum
Price: 109.06 $

The first in a series of introductions to garden cultures around the world, exploring the essence of a national garden style and featuring an outline of its history — in this case, Wales. In text and image, the book uncovers an exciting range of gardens, large and small, public and private, historic and contemporary, all over the country. Helena Attlee s lively text combines with Alex Ramsay s evocative photographs to enchant both locals and visitors and to inspire any reader who appreciates nature …
Amazon / Brand: Frances Lincoln
Price: 105.83 $

An example of the elegance and grandeur of colonial architecture, the aesthetic tranquility of European gardens, and the quiet simplicity of centuries past, Middleton Place on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina, represents a complex history of war and peace, frugality and wealth, and sorrow and joy in the South of lore. Once a flourishing rice plantation on the Ashley River, Middleton Place is now a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist destination for those invested in Southern …

This book is a biography of Winston Churchill through the houses he lived in and the gardens he made. It culminates with the full story of his purchase, alteration and creation of Chartwell, Kent, where he lived for more than 40 years before and after the war, and which is now, in keeping with his intentions, owned and run by the National Trust. Churchill was born amidst the splendour of Blenheim Palace but, ever a restless spirit, he owned or rented many houses, both grand and relatively modest, …
Amazon / Brand: Frances Lincoln
Price: 65.25 $

At the heart of every garden lies an idea; the greatest gardens represent not just nature s beauty but the clear vision of a gifted artist. The same is true of an inspired garden book. To capture the essence of a garden demands both a keen eye and a subtle sensibility, the hallmark qualities of Sam Abell s acclaimed photography. Not for nothing is this volume entitled Seeing Gardens, for its landmark images have as much to tell us about how we see as what we see. To Abell, a scatter of pears ripening …

Explore English horticultural style in 28 classic gardens in the care of Britain’s National Trust. From the grandeur of Ham House to the glory of Mottisfont Abbey, each one is a masterpiece of skillful planning and displays an astonishing array of gardening ideas. “Delightful.”—Country Life. …
Amazon / Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Price: 58.71 $

Discover the secrets to creating unforgettable, professional-looking landscapes. In timeless landscape design, renowned landscape architects Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan share the secret to creating an unforgettable landscape with the “Four-Part Master Plan”―a unique method they’ve perfected over the past 25 years of creating award-winning gardens and yards. The Dargans share a blend of design techniques and practical advice on how to achieve the sophisticated look of a professionally designed …
Amazon / Gibbs Smith
Price: 57.01 $

The gardens of Britain s National Trust are unmatched anywhere in the world for sheer number, diversity, and quality. Taken together, they form the world s most important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished for their beauty, rarity, historic interest, and scientific value, ever assembled under single ownership. With this incomparable palette, Stephen Lacey paints a vivid picture of a wide range of individual Trust gardens. He gives his own impressions, …
Amazon / Brand: Harry N. Abrams
Price: 55.67 $

One of the world s premier photographers combines candid, personal narrative and lush full-color photography in a fascinating international odyssey in search of the world s great gardens, in a three-part volume that includes The Garden, Wild Gardens, and Seeing Gardens and ranges from English historic gardens to minimalist Zen gardens in Japan. Reprint. …
Amazon / National Geographic
Price: 54.28 $

This is the story of a garden. It is also the story of a family in their garden. The garden began in 1969, when A.C. and Penney Hubbard moved to Walnut Hill in Ruxton, Maryland. Over nearly a half-century, passionate gardeners A.C. and Penney Hubbard collaborated with renowned plantsman, the late Kurt Bluemel, to transform a two-acre hillside into a horticultural masterpiece. Listed in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens, the Hubbard s elegant garden has been featured in national and regional …
Amazon / Hillside Press, LLC.
Price: 46.95 $

The first book on Bok Tower Gardens, the exceptional National Historic Landmark in central Florida designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Milton B. Medary. Built in 1929 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993, Bok Tower Gardens is not only an architectural and landscape masterpiece, it is also the embodiment of a fascinating moment in American history. Publisher, philanthropist, and naturalist Edward Bok commissioned two esteemed designers, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted …
Amazon / Brand: Skira Rizzoli
Price: 42.80 $

As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife ― native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing …
Amazon / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 42.71 $

During the First and Second World Wars, food shortages reached critical levels in the Allied nations. The situation in England, which relied heavily on imports and faced German naval blockades, was particularly dire. Government campaigns were introduced in both Britain and the United States to recruit individuals to work on rural farms and to raise gardens in urban areas. These recruits were primarily women, who readily volunteered in what came to be known as Women’s Land Armies. Stirred by national …

Joyful heralds of the season, wildflowers adorn landscapes with their brilliant but fleeting glory. A hillside carpeted in a purple haze of Prairie Verbena. The vibrant petals of California Poppies. A hummingbird fluttering near Scarlet Beebalm. And a colorful desertscape of red rock formations, saguaro cacti, and golden Brittlebrush. AUDUBON WILDFLOWERS delivers twelve portraits of North American blooms photographed in their native habitats. These are nature’s gardens, captured at their most vibrant …