Search Results for "the-gardens-of-england"

The Gardens of England

The Gardens of England

Treasures of the National Gardens Scheme

  • Author: George Plumptre,Joe Swift
  • Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781858946023
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 223
  • View: 2000
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In England, gardening and garden-visiting are national obsessions. More than 80 years ago, the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) was founded with the aim of raising money for charity by opening gardens of quality and interest to the public. In the first year, some 600 gardens were opened. Today, over 3700 gardens — many of them privately owned and opened for just a few days each year — are listed in The Yellow Book, the annual guide published by the NGS. The Gardens of England gives you the opportunity to enjoy 50 of the country’s greatest garden gems from the comfort of your armchair. Each of the five chapters is written by a different leading gardens expert, and surveys 10 gardens opened as part of the NGS during a particular period. George Plumptre, an international authority on gardens and head of the NGS, provides an engaging introduction on garden-visiting, and 12 well-known gardeners offer a personal account of their favorite NGS garden. Featuring established and new gardens of all styles, this is a book that no lover of the English garden should be without.

The Private Gardens of England

The Private Gardens of England

  • Author: Tania Compton
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472121023
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 464
  • View: 4044
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year Described by Vogue as 'the revelatory garden book for our age' and a 'splendid new book' (Sebastian Shakespeare, Daily Mail), The Private Gardens of England is a glorious celebration of the art of gardening through some of the country's hidden horticultural jewels. Thirty-five English private gardens, thoughtfully selected by the writer and designer Tania Compton, are vividly described in the words of their owners, who bring an astonishing sense of intimacy to their own creations as well as their collaborations with some of the leading garden designers of today. From the Bannermans' romantic Cornish castle to the windswept shores of Howick in Northumberland via Jasper Conran in Somerset and Tom Stuart-Smith in Hertfordshire, an eclectic range of gardens is revealed. The traditional English garden is seen through the fresh eyes of plantswomen such as Mary-Anne Robb at Cothay Manor and Arabella Lennox-Boyd at Gresgarth Hall, alongside Hilborough House in Norfolk and Ferne Park in Dorset that recently only existed as fields. The historic landscape gardens of Boughton House and St Paul's Walden Bury are explored alongside the contemporary and conceptual at Plaz Metaxu in Devon. From the private walled garden at Petworth to the wildflower-strewn meadows of Spye Park, each garden is a testament to the thriving art of English gardening. With contributions from the country's best garden photographers, The Private Gardens of England reveals gardening at its highest level. It will inform and inspire anyone with a love of gardening, beauty and excellence. 'The photographs are take-your-breath-away spellbinding . . . The minute level of detail here will satisfy real gardeners, elevating this book far above its competition.' Sarah Feeley, English Garden 'Captures a brilliant moment in our history, where plantsmanship, good design and love of plants have all come together . . . compelling format . . . the photography and production are superb.' Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Country Life One of Christopher Woodward's Books of the Year in the Evening Standard

The Gardens of England and Wales

The Gardens of England and Wales

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardens
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7648
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Gardens of England and Wales Open to the Public in Aid of the Queen's Institute of District Nursing

The Gardens of England and Wales Open to the Public in Aid of the Queen's Institute of District Nursing

Classified by Dates and Alphabetically. Illustrated Ed

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardens
  • Page: 153
  • View: 2702
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Gardens of England in the Southern & Western Counties

The Gardens of England in the Southern & Western Counties

  • Author: Charles Holme
  • Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN: 9780344193729
  • Category:
  • Page: 202
  • View: 1823
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll

The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll

  • Author: Richard Bisgrove
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520226203
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6160
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Should there be any doubt that Gertrude Jekyll was among the greatest practitioners of the art of gardening (there isn't, of course), a survey of this book will quickly confirm her almost totemic status in twentieth-century ornamental horticulture."--Wayne Winterrowd, Horticulture, The Magazine of American Gardening "[This book] is scholarly, well-written, and based on original research. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll is the most innovative study of the patron saint of modern gardeners since Jane Brown's pioneering Gardens of a Golden Afternoon appeared ten years ago. . . . [Bisgrove's] is the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever made of Gertrude Jekyll's gardening."--Charles Quest-Ritson, Gardens Illustrated "The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll serves as a living complement to her gardening ideas, indicating the scope and variety her gardening vision could assume. Richard Bisgrove has mined extensive archives for Jekyll's most effective planning schemes, and illustrates them with photographs of her existing gardens. He helpfully divides chapters by types of gardenincluding formal gardens, rose gardens, wild gardens, steps and walks, and sun and shade."--Ann Geneva, Literary Review "Gertrude Jekyll is famous the world over as the mother of the lush English garden. . . . The stage is set for an updated revival of the Jekyll cult. Her philosophical commitment to native plants and gardens that incorporate existing heathland and woods makes her environmentally up to date."--Diana Ketcham, New York Times "The most comprehensive study I have seen of the garden-making ideas of this astonishingly prolific lady . . . This is a book that can be read cover to cover -- but one to which people will refer time and again over the years."--Arthur Hellyer, Financial Times "Richard Bisgrove must now be firmly established as one of our most authoritative, painstaking yet easy-to-read garden historians . . . The writing is a happy combination of scholarship and art . . . readers must be equally delighted with Andrew Lawson's magnificent photographs."--Graham Stuart Thomas, The Garden

The Renaissance Garden in England

The Renaissance Garden in England

  • Author: Roy Strong
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780500272145
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6280
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Revealing the glories of the English formal gardens of the Tudors and Stuarts, which ranked among the masterpieces of Renaissance Europe.

Onward and Upward in the Garden

Onward and Upward in the Garden

  • Author: Katherine S. White
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590178513
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 392
  • View: 9672
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine’s first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled “Onward and Upward in the Garden,” a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of “seedmen and nurserymen,” those unsung authors who produced her “favorite reading matter.” Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.

The Ecology of a Garden

The Ecology of a Garden

The First Fifteen Years

  • Author: Jennifer Owen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521343350
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 403
  • View: 2910
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Many suburban gardens are recognized as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is, therefore, a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen-year period between 1972 and 1986. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens, and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collecting, and recording of species. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. It is clear that the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat, and one of the most important conclusions reached by Dr. Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation.

Gardens of Britain and Ireland

Gardens of Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Patrick Taylor
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 1405336250
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8929
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The perfect guide to great gardens across Britain and Ireland, with contact details, directions and inspiring photographs – from garden expert Patrick Taylor Visit 300 of the loveliest public and private gardens in the world with the perfect travelling companion. Patrick Taylor’s unique garden appreciation and photographs provide insight and expertise to whet your appetite. Discover a who’s-who of gardening. Meet famous designers, gardeners and styles, from Chatsworth to the Eden Project, without leaving your front room. Then use the region-by-region visiting information with directions, opening hours, websites and contact details to plan your trip. An exciting addition to Eyewitness Companions; the visual reference series covering favourite hobbies and pastimes from French Cheeses and Opera to Horse Riding.