A fascinating, definitive history of garden development and design. From the earliest documented gardens of ancient Mesopotamia to the eclectic landscapes of the 21st century, The Story of Gardening is an engaging tale of the development and design of the garden. Brimming with glorious full-color photographs, intriguing timelines that chart the histories and fashions of individual plants, and evocative narratives, Hobhouse draws on a lifetime of work to create an enlightening overview of designers and styles that have inspired her creations and forged her gardening philosophy.
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Penelope Hobhouse is the doyenne of gardening, the recipient of the Guild of Garden Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the winner of the RHS Victoria medal of honour. Penelope has written many books including; Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Colour in Your Garden and Garden Style.From Booklist:
In the pantheon of great gardeners, garden designers, and garden writers, amidst names such as Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West, stands that of Penelope Hobhouse. Esteemed for aesthetic designs that have transformed gardens the world over, this prolific author of classic volumes on horticulture's essential elements now takes on the granddaddy of all topics, the history of gardening itself. Scholarly in approach, it is nonetheless accessible in style. Erudite and entertaining, inclusive and intimate, Hobhouse's coverage provides a compelling chronicle of how garden designs and plant migrations around the world and throughout time have influenced contemporary horticultural developments. Sumptuously illustrated with obscure and opulent works of art, this luxurious volume traces the development of gardening from the earliest Mesopotamian gardeners, whose solutions to fundamental horticultural handicaps have benefited gardeners throughout time, to contemporary landscape architects and ecologists charged with developing bold new interpretations that will preserve and enhance the environment for the future. A meticulously researched, magnificently rendered celebration of gardening's enduring charm and significance. Carol Haggas
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Descripción DK, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111405307145