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Wirtz International, the master landscape architecture firm, originated in 1950 when Jacques Wirtz founded his practice in Schoten, Belgium. The company has since become a thriving family business, with Wirtz s two sons, Martin and Peter, joining the firm, which now employs 11 people. Gardens in Belgium and all its neighboring countries, plus Italy, Switzerland and the United States, are currently underway; past work has been undertaken in Japan, Spain and Portugal. The company s private projects …
Amazon / Marco Valdivia
Price: 200.00 $

There are many reasons to grow cacti and other succulents—they re drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and they look great. But what about hardiness? For those who thought that these spectacular plants were only for gardens in California and the Southwest, guess again—hundreds are fully cold-hardy and can be grown outdoors from New England to British Columbia, Wisconsin to Texas. Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates is filled with inspirational portraits of 274 plants that can be used to create …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 199.61 $

Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-colored pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces. The majority of historic sites are inextricable from their gardens – or indeed are historic green spaces: the huge royal orchard pleasure-gardens of the Agdal were described by Monty Don as ‘of international cultural importance on a par with Versailles or Villa d’Este’. Scores of traditional …
Amazon / Frances Lincoln
Price: 199.52 $

This is the first book in over two decades devoted to the most important garden designer of the twentieth century. Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932) laid the basis for modern garden design and is credited with popularizing an informal, naturalistic look in counterpoint to the rigid, formal landscapes of the Victorian era. Her collaboration with Edwin Lutyens produced seminal garden masterpieces of the Arts & Crafts movement, including Hestercombe and Folly Farm. Also known as a prolific and influential …
Amazon / Rizzoli
Price: 199.00 $

In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their …

What essentially is a garden? Is it a small plot of land that we put aside to cultivate our favorite vegetables or to grow flowers for our personal enjoyment? Or is it a symbol, a mirror, a reflection of our human passions? The topic of the present volume is the mysterious ways in which Imaginatio Creatix plays within the human ingrowness in natural life, transposing dreams, nostalgias, and enchantments. …
Amazon / Tymieniecka A T
Price: 198.96 $

With more than 70 essays and articles on the history of Prussian gardens, this volume is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in landscape architecture. Garden historians from over 20 countries examine themes like Prussian Gardens as Inspiration, Interpretation and Evaluation of Gardens in Europe and Garden Artists in European Dialogues. This comprehensive and extensive volume is the first to highlight the importance of Prussian gardens in the development of Europe s horticultural aesthetic. …
Amazon / Edition Leipzig
Price: 196.49 $

An `Irishman s cutting in garden parlance has well-formed roots before it is detached from the parent plant. Like the garden variety, the cuttings in this book have deep roots in the gardens of Ireland and among plantsmen, of both sexes, with Irish `roots. These cuttings are amusing, interesting tales of gardeners, plant-hunters and plants discovered near home or in faraway places, sometimes after great hardships. There are stories of eccentric, opinionated Irish gardeners and plants they cherished, …
Amazon / Brand: Collins Pr
Price: 195.64 $

The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and philosophical context. Goto and Naka, both academic experts in Japanese garden history and design, explore: The themes and usage of the Japanese garden Common garden types such as tea and Zen gardens Key maintenance …
Amazon / Routledge
Price: 192.00 $

Garden lovers will have to own this leading, fully updated guide! Produced by the Royal Horticultural Society, it reveals where to see plants growing in more than 1,000 British gardens—including 150 nurseries and demonstration gardens—that are open to the public. Each entry, which is listed alphabetically by country or region, includes a description, with highlights and key features; full contact details, including opening times, admission fees, and coded facilities; and brief directions. In …
Amazon / Brand: Think Books
Price: 191.33 $

This book showcases twenty-one of the most celebrated gardens in Italy s most glamorous seaside getaway. They include La Reggia, Caserta, the Italian Versailles laid out for the Bourbon King Charles III in the mid-eighteenth century, the gardens of the Villa San Michele on Capri and Lord Grimthorpe s Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, with its breathtaking panoramas.The text also traces the horticultural history of Campania, from Roman emperors to Edwardian millionaires, encompassing a parade of glamorous …
Amazon / Brand: Frances Lincoln
Price: 185.21 $

Photographs by Edwin Smith 146 illustrations, 4 in colour The evolution of the English garden is the story of a search for paradise. The biblical Garden of Eden was clearly an English garden. In a manner that will appeal to soial and art historians, Edward Hymans traces the gradual evolution of the English garden from early times to present day. At the beginning of gardening in England, the owners of houses imitated styles of Italy and France. The fact that the English garden never remains static, …