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Packed with portraits, garden plans, engravings, watercolors, plant studies, and photographs, the book also features biographical information on major figures in the history of English horticulture, including Bess of Hardwick, Queen Charlotte, Frances Wolseley, and Miriam Rothschild, while theme boxes provide additional bons mots on garden trends, ranging from the development of glasshouses in the 19th century to the profusion of books now devoted to all things on gardening.

Even in times when women's lives were socially restricted, gardening and its many associated hobbies provided a haven for female creativity. From collecting plant specimens and studying botany through flower painting and the creation of grottoes, mazes, and knot-gardens, to the wartime gardens of the 1940s and the minimalist garden designs of today, this delightful book celebrates women's achievements in a quintessentially British artform.

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Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in September 2000, this book charts the relationship between women and gardens from the Elizabethan times to the present day. It is packed with portraits, garden plans, engravings, watercolours and photographs.

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ISBN:
9781855142886
Author:
Bennett, Sue
Author:
National Portrait Gallery
Publisher:
National Portrait Gallery
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women gardeners
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116
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.85x8.89x.75 in. 1.93 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Packed with portraits, garden plans, engravings, watercolors, plant studies, and photographs, the book also features biographical information on major figures in the history of English horticulture, including Bess of Hardwick, Queen Charlotte, Frances Wolseley, and Miriam Rothschild, while theme boxes provide additional bons mots on garden trends, ranging from the development of glasshouses in the 19th century to the profusion of books now devoted to all things on gardening.

Even in times when women's lives were socially restricted, gardening and its many associated hobbies provided a haven for female creativity. From collecting plant specimens and studying botany through flower painting and the creation of grottoes, mazes, and knot-gardens, to the wartime gardens of the 1940s and the minimalist garden designs of today, this delightful book celebrates women's achievements in a quintessentially British artform.

"Synopsis" by , Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in September 2000, this book charts the relationship between women and gardens from the Elizabethan times to the present day. It is packed with portraits, garden plans, engravings, watercolours and photographs.
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