First ladies of gardening : pioneers, designers and dreamers / Heidi Howcroft ; photographs by Marianne Majerus.
Contributor(s): Majerus, Marianne [photographer.] | Majerus, Marianne.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited, Copyright date: ©2015Description: 176 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 31 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780711236431.Other title: Pioneers, designers and dreamers.Subject(s): Gardeners -- England -- Biography | Women gardeners -- England -- Biography | Gardens -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Landscape gardening -- England | Gardens -- England -- Design | Gardening -- Great Britain -- HistoryDDC classification: 712.92
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The English Garden is the universal measure of all things related to garden design. It is in the UK that the great garden designers live and work and where a major gardening movement has developed over the last few decades, influencing the rest of the world with its ideas and vision. This book introduces the "grandes dames" of contemporary English garden design and includes the great names of the garden world which have emerged since the 1950s, from Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto to Beatrix Havergal. It also presents outstanding women gardeners of the present-day who have likewise had a substantial influence on the development of contemporary garden design. Heidi Howcroft has discovered these women's gardening secrets and writes sensitively and informatively about the individual women and their influence on the English country garden. The individual gardens' charm and design are captured in photos by Marianne Majerus.
First published in German: Munchen: Callwey, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-175).
Part 1: Pioneers of design. Jekyll's restored masterpiece: how Upton Grey Manor was brought back to life [Gertrude Jekyll, designer; Rosamund Wallinger, restorer] -- Vita's lifework at Sissinghurst: the genesis of an exceptional garden [Vita Sackville-West] -- Miss Havergal's girls: Waterperry Horticultural School and the pursuit of excellence [Beatrix Havergal] -- "We made a garden": East Lambrook Manor, Margery Fish's cottage garden -- Barnsley Flair: the legacy of Rosemary Verey -- The Beth Chatto Gardens: plant communities and new beginnings -- Mary Keen's private refuge: vistas, visions and possibilities -- Kiftsgate Court: a garden in three acts [Anne Chambers] --
Part 2: New directions. Where the wind blows: Gill Richardson's masterpiece at Manor Farm -- History redefined: Lady Xa Tollemache and the gardens of Helmingham Hall -- Flowers by the sea: how an abandoned farm became a garden [Rachel James] -- The hillside garden of Sleightholmedale: where order and disorder reign side by side [Rosanna James] -- A country garden in London: Sue Whittington's green paradise -- Ringing the changes:Helen Dillon's surprising town garden.
This book introduces the grandes dames of contemporary English garden design and includes the great names of the garden world which have emerged since the 1960s, from Vita Sackville-West and Beth Chatto to Beatrix Havergal. It also presents outstanding women gardeners of the present-day who have likewise had a substantial influence on the development of contemporary garden design.
Translated from the German.
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