English Garden

English Garden

by Laurence Fleming, Alan Gore
Publisher: Mermaid Books
1980 2nd Printing, ©1979, ISBN: 9780718121914
Perfectbound, 256 pages
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From the great landscape parks of Stourhead, Petworth, Blenheim and Osborne, to the carefully tended cottage gardens which adorn every rural village, the English garden is a permanent memorial to a tradition going back to the Middle Ages and beyond.

This beautiful book celebrates that tradition, placing particular emphasis on the years from 1680 to 1820, when the pioneers like William Kent, Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, turned whole landscapes into works of art.

With words, often taken from contemporary sources, and 350 illustrations, of which 138 are in colour, The English Garden presents the pursuit of gardening as a pleasure and shows how, throughout history, our gardens have reflected the society and architecture of the times.

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