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The Golden Age of the Garden Claire Cock-Starkey

The Golden Age of the Garden By Claire Cock-Starkey

The Golden Age of the Garden by Claire Cock-Starkey


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Summary

A treasure trove of writing that charts the unfolding of our national obsession

The Golden Age of the Garden Summary

The Golden Age of the Garden: A Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey

The relationship between England and its gardens might be described as a love affair; gardening is one of our national passions, rooted in history. The eighteenth century is often called the Golden Age of English gardening; as the fashion for formal pleasure grounds for the wealthy faded, a new era began, filled with picturesque vistas inspired by nature.; Charting the transformation in our landscapes through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, The Golden Age of the Garden brings the voices of the past alive in newspaper reports, letters, diaries, books, essays and travelogues, offering contemporary gardening advice, principles of design, reflections on nature, landscape and plants, and a unique perspective on the origins of our fascination with gardens.; Exploring the different styles, techniques and innovations, and the creation of many of the stunning spaces that visitors still flock to see today, this is an evocative and rewarding collection for all gardeners and garden-lovers seeking insight, ideas and surprises.

The Golden Age of the Garden Reviews

"A pot-pourri - and a delicious one at that. This charming small volume is a treasure trove of wonderful short extracts ... meant to be dipped into and savoured like an anthology of poetry" - The Wall Street Journal; "I found this to be a really insightful look at so much to do with the world of horticulture ... the basics are still as timely now as they were back then! A real treat of a read for all those with green fingers!" - Karen Mace, Nudge-book.com

About Claire Cock-Starkey

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer, editor and researcher specialising in historical miscellanies and natural history. She worked with Ben Schott on his highly popular sports miscellany, and was series editor for all six editions of Schott's Almanac. She is the author of six books including Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic, Famous Last Words and How to Skin a Lion: A Treasury of Outmoded Advice. She writes regularly for Mental Floss and lives in Cambridge.

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GOR008547787
9781783963201
1783963204
The Golden Age of the Garden: A Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Elliott & Thompson Limited
2017-05-04
272
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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