Cultivating Myths. Fiction, Fact & Fashion In Garden

Stock Code:
BAD9187
Price:
$20.00

Description

Cultivating Myths. Fiction, Fact & Fashion In Garden History by Helen Leach. 'Picturesque cottage gardens, with towering hollyhocks in front of the thatched dwellings of humble cottages . . . Formal herb gardens set out in knots, with box-edged compartments overflowing with culinary herbs . . . Colourful ornamental potagers . . . Rambling wilderness tamed to romantic wild gardens . . . Are these the reality of our garden heritage or are we being deceived by a rose-tinted view? Cultivation Myths examines aspects of garden history and fashion. It traces the development of some key themes from the earliest origins to their present-day manifestations. Along with the cottage garden, the potager and the 'natural' garden. It delves into the history of the lawn, investigates walled pleasure gardens and outdoor rooms, and discusses the love-hate relationships gardeners have with variegated plants.

Details

  • Author:
    Leach, Helen
  • Book Condition:
    Very Good
  • Publisher:
    Random House, New Zealand
  • Edition:
    First
  • Jacket Condition:
    None
  • Binding:
    Pictorial Hard Cover
  • Location:
    FR1
  • ISBN:
    1869620496
  • Size:
    8vo
  • Pages:
    228
  • Publish Date:
    2000
Stock Level:
1 In Stock