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The English garden / Ursula Buchan ; photographs by Andrew Lawson.

By: Buchan, Ursula.
Contributor(s): Lawson, Andrew, 1945- [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Frances Lincoln Limited, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group UK, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Revised edition.Description: 320 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780711239166; 0711239169.Subject(s): Gardens -- England | Gardens -- England -- HistoryDDC classification: 712/.60942
Contents:
Formal bones -- Floral exuberance -- The landscape tradition -- The country garden -- Gardening with nature -- Influences from abroad -- Ornament in the garden -- Water, water everywhere -- The English rose -- The kitchen garden -- The contemporary garden.
Summary: "Gardening writer Ursula Buchan has combined forces with garden photographer Andrew Lawson to explore the English garden and capture its richness and diversity. Focusing on gardens that are open to visitors, she explains the historical trends and the work of garden makers of the past that have shaped the English gardens we see today. With a wealth of outstanding examples, illustrated with 350 photographs, she describes many garden styles - formality, the landscape tradition, the Arts and Crafts style, the cottage garden and recent phenomena such as New Naturalism. Colour, water, ornament and foreign influences are among the themes she considers, as well as such defining characteristics as the very English urge to grow flowers and the nation's love of roses"--Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An updated edition of the best-selling classic exploring the English garden.

First edition published in 2006 by Frances Lincoln Limited.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Formal bones -- Floral exuberance -- The landscape tradition -- The country garden -- Gardening with nature -- Influences from abroad -- Ornament in the garden -- Water, water everywhere -- The English rose -- The kitchen garden -- The contemporary garden.

"Gardening writer Ursula Buchan has combined forces with garden photographer Andrew Lawson to explore the English garden and capture its richness and diversity. Focusing on gardens that are open to visitors, she explains the historical trends and the work of garden makers of the past that have shaped the English gardens we see today. With a wealth of outstanding examples, illustrated with 350 photographs, she describes many garden styles - formality, the landscape tradition, the Arts and Crafts style, the cottage garden and recent phenomena such as New Naturalism. Colour, water, ornament and foreign influences are among the themes she considers, as well as such defining characteristics as the very English urge to grow flowers and the nation's love of roses"--Provided by publisher.