Katherine Lambert Gardens of Cornwall

ISBN 13: 9780711236721

Gardens of Cornwall

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9780711236721: Gardens of Cornwall

Set against some Europe' s most dramatic natural scenery, the gardens of Cornwall are stunning in their impact. The first reaction of most visitors is awed delight at the vibrant luxuriance of the planting: for the serendipity of Cornwall' s damp, mild climate has made it an ideal home for many of the great plant-hunter collections. But the springtime show of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias that rank almost as the national emblems of Cornwall is just one strand in the astonishing diversity of Cornish gardens. Many of the historic estates - Tresco, Trebah and Glendurgan, St Michael' s Mount and Mount Edgcumbe - taking advantage of their position on coast or combe, have provided for themselves carefully crafted settings against the backdrop of the sea. Heligan is that extraordinary rarity an intact Victorian estate, while Antony and other gardens with old roots have embraced new trends with style and exuberance. Contemporary like the free falling jungle at Lamorran House, Barbara Hepworth' s impeccably designed set for her sculptures in St Ives and the hugely ambitious sculpture garden at Tremenheere are individual statements of the highest quality. Most ambitious of all, Tim Smith' s Eden Project expands the whole concept of the garden into a new realm - almost a new world. In this book garden expert Katherine Lambert takes us on an intriguing tour of the gardens of Cornwall, from the Devon border to the offshore island of Tresco. Alex Ramsay' s superb photographs reveal the gardens in all their glory.

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About the Author:

Alex Ramsay is well known as an award-winning photographer of architecture, gardens and landscapes. His work has appeared in leading magazines worldwide and illustrates many books including Helena Attlee's Italian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales. To visit Alex Ramsay's website click here Katherine Lambert is a distinguished and prolific garden writer and editor. She has worked on the Good Gardens Guide since 1996 and has been Joint Editor since 2004. She helped to edit Rosemary Verey's The Garden in Winter, was co-editor with her of The American Man's Garden and Secret Gardens, is author of Hell with a Capital H, the story of six survivors of Scott's last expedition (Pimlico, 2002). She is currently working on a book combining gastronomy and early Victorian social history.

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This lovely book will make any garden enthusiast eager to plan a trip out west. A Good Read. Well-written travelogue featuring 23 gardens, large and small. An intriguing tour of Cornwall's gardens, with Alex Ramsay's superb photographs revealing the gardens in all their splendour. A great starting point to the county's horticultural splendour. An intriguing tour of Cornwall's gardens, with Alex Ramsay's superb photographs revealing the gardens in all their splendour. It is safe to assume that Katherine's words and Alex's photos will encourage you to soon start your journey around Cornwall's garden treasures. A Good Read. Well-written travelogue featuring 23 gardens, large and small. Gardens of Cornwall is packed with stunning photographs revealing the gardens at their very best and with informative passages regarding the creators, past and present, of these beautiful gardens and estates, we are sorely tempted to take our own journey around these treasures...buy the book, you will be inspired! An armchair tour of some of the great Cornish gardens and historic estates. Many of Cornwall's most impressive gardens are on the coast. This beautifully shot book chronicles the best, including Tresco, Trebah, St Michael's Mount, and Barbara Hepworth's Sculpture Garden in St Ives. This book is as luscious and beautiful as the gardens it portrays. This lovely book will make any garden enthusiast eager to plan a trip out west.

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Descripción 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. Cornish gardens have it all: dramatic natural settings in coast or combe, a wet and mild climate yielding exotic and extravagant plant growth, an indefinable quality of foreignness. Antony.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 136 pages. 0.406. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780711236721

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Descripción Quarto UK, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Cornish gardens have it all: dramatic natural settings in coast or combe, a wet and mild climate yielding exotic and extravagant plant growth, an indefinable quality of foreignness. Antony has a magnificent early eighteenth-century house in an equally fine natural setting, Glendurgan is the repository of a plant-collecting dynasty who have lived there since the 1820s, while the beautifully restored Heligan retains all the charm of its Victorian heyday.Caerhays boasts an unrivalled collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. Contemporary gardens like the vertiginous jungle encasing Lamorran House, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden and the ambitious landscape taking shape at Tremenheere, not to mention the world-famous Eden Project, are proof positive that Cornish gardens continue to be both generic and unique. Above all, as backdrop to these spectacular places, there is the sea. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería MM-42057562

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