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What Are Gardens For?: Experiencing, Making and Thinking about Gardens

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What do we expect of gardens - when we make them and when we visit them? Could we get more from them, if we thought harder about what it is we want and why we make gardens? This book approaches the experience of being in a garden from many different angles, questioning many of our easily-adopted assumptions and suggesting ways of getting more from any garden, whether it is our own or one we are visiting.

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RORY STUART is the author of Gardens of the World: the Great Traditions. He worked as a teacher of English literature in India and America and at Uppingham School, Westminster School, and The Cheltenham Ladies' College. He inherited a Cotswold cottage with a beautiful garden and began to look at plants and gardens critically, which eventually led to a course in Garden Design. He set up as a designer, and began writing articles for magazines including Hortus, The Garden, The English Garden and The Historic Gardens Review. He has led garden tours of France, India and Italy and his fascination with gardens has now taken him to Rome, where he is learning how to grow plants in the challenging conditions of the hills outside the city.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711233645
Subtitle:
Experiencing, Making and Thinking About Gardens
Author:
Stuart, Rory
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120911
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.25 in

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What do we expect of gardens - when we make them and when we visit them? Could we get more from them, if we thought harder about what it is we want and why we make gardens? This book approaches the experience of being in a garden from many different angles, questioning many of our easily-adopted assumptions and suggesting ways of getting more from any garden, whether it is our own or one we are visiting.
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