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Personal LandscapesArtist/Author: Malitz, Jerome
This is a book on garden design that manages to be both philosophical and personal. As well as philosophical guidance, Professor Malitz provides specific techniques for drawing up garden plans as guides for visualising an imagined garden in different seasons and stages of growth.
If you are planning a new garden or interested in re-examining an existing garden , you will find this book valuable and stimulating.
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Garden Voices: Australian Designers – Their StoriesArtist/Author: Anne Latreille
This book is unique. It is the first book to embark on a study of designers who demonstrate a deep understanding of the Australian environment and an ability to work creatively with it. It provides an invaluable overview of twenty-three key garden and landscape designers of Australia. Anne Latreille traces their life stories and achievements. They comprise historic figures, current practitioners, some well-known, others much less so. They work in lush tropical forests and chilly mountains, arid deserts and rolling countryside, beside rivers and the sea, in close-packed inner cities and spreading suburbs. They fit each garden design to its place, respecting the natural landscape character. In this way, this book takes us on a journey — a search for meaning and significance. New and exciting, it reveals a clear and panoramic vision. It moves us inside the designers’ hearts and minds and shows how Australian energy and imagination can be transformative, inspiring and progressive.
With research extending over fourteen years, it is a vital reference for anyone — from professional designer to garden lover — who seeks a broader understanding of designing gardens in Australia, now and in the future.
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Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your GardenArtist/Author: Kingsbury, Noel
The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.
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The New York Botanical GardenArtist/Author: Long, Gregory & Forrest, Todd A.
In The New York Botanical Garden, the institution’s remarkable history and collections are presented in one magnificent volume. Through hundreds of beautiful photographs and reproductions of rare botanical art, the book celebrates the urban oasis 125th year as a place of unparalleled beauty in the heart of New York City and as an internationally renowned leader in plant research and conservation. This revised edition includes more than 200 new photographs and features added sections that offer in-depth views of the extraordinary plants, spectacular gardens, and award-winning architecture that define this landscape. Archival and contemporary photographs beautifully document the gardens illustrious history and its ongoing development alongside essays that describe the origins and purpose of a botanical garden and provide a fascinating look at the gardens groundbreaking scientific discoveries since its founding in 1891.
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