The Story of Gardening

The Story of Gardening

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Full-color, captioned photographs of magnificent gardens throughout the world accompany a history of garden and landscape design that includes an examination of individual plants and design features.

Book News
British garden designer Penelope Hobhouse provides a thoroughly detailed and lushly illustrated history of the development of gardens throughout the world, from its earliest documented origins to exploration of how the gardens of the past have inspired modern garden design. One of the best illustrated garden design histories seen. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

DK Publishing
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.

& Taylor

The award-winning author of Gardening Through the Ages traces the history of garden and landscape design through the ages, combining magnificent full-color, captioned photographs, helpful timelines, and informative narrative while chronicling the history of individual plants and design features.

Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., c2002
ISBN: 9780789489449
Characteristics: 468 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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