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Shire Library #807: Botanic Gardens

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Sarah Rutherford is a Kew-trained gardener with an MA in the conservation of historic parks and gardens from York University. She worked for English Heritage assessing sites across England for the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, becoming Head of the Register. During this time she researched and completed her doctoral thesis on the landscapes of nineteenth-century lunatic asylums. She is now an enthusiastic freelance consultant researching and writing conservation plans for parks and gardens.

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Across the world there are more than a thousand botanical gardens, which combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access - Kew Gardens alone attracts around one million visitors a year. Their uses have varied through history - they might focus on cultivating exotic plants and produce; be honed to commercial ends (introducing lucrative plant crops such as tea and rubber to new countries); center on preserving collections of international plants; focus on scientific classification and research - or combine of all these things. Sarah Rutherford here tells the story of these diverse gardens in Britain and around the world, from their beginnings in the sixteenth century to their long heyday in the last three hundred years. She explains the design of the gardens, the architecture employed, the personalities and institutions that established and contributed to them, their important role in research and conservation, and what makes them so appealing to the millions of visitors they attract.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747814443
Author:
Rutherford, Sarah
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
807
Publication Date:
20150231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 MONO; 40 COL
Pages:
64

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