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How to Read Gardens Lorraine Harrison

How to Read Gardens By Lorraine Harrison

How to Read Gardens by Lorraine Harrison


$17.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

How to Read Gardens is the essential guide for the garden visitor.

How to Read Gardens Summary

How to Read Gardens: A crash course in garden appreciation by Lorraine Harrison

Garden visiting has never been more popular but not many of us understand what we are looking at when strolling through a beautiful garden - are we looking at an original landscaped sit or a re-creation? Is the planting matter authentic or made up of modern hybrids? Are the steps and terracing in the Italianate style or are they Arts and Crafts? The truth is that most gardens of any age are like a palimpsest: successive generations have changed and influenced the soft and hard fabric of the place over time. Inevitably many of the gardens we wander through today are an amalgam of changing fashions and circumstance. How to Read Gardens provides the reader with all the knowledge he or she needs to tease out the clues that will tell the complete story of a garden's past. From the grandest estate to the smallest suburban plot, this book will enliven and inform every visit.

How to Read Gardens Reviews

This handy pocket sized guidebook would be a useful companion for visitors to any garden, great or small, historic or modern, public or private. Countryman This attractive and lavishly illustrated book is an ideal present for friends who claim not to know much about the history of gardens, but delight in visiting them Cornwall Garden Trust Journal

About Lorraine Harrison

Lorraine Harrison has a masters degree in Garden History from the University of London and has written several books on the subject. When not tending her own plot, she enjoys other people's gardens whether, large, small, grand or humble.

Additional information

GOR002541981
9781408128374
1408128373
How to Read Gardens: A crash course in garden appreciation by Lorraine Harrison
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20100615
256
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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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