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The Story of Gardening Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards

The Story of Gardening

Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards

$60.00
Details: Hardcover
Size: 9.44 × 10 IN (24.0 × 25.4 CM)
Pages: 512
Color: 336 color illustrations
Publication Date: 08/25/2020
ISBN: 9781616899196

Description

Penelope Hobhouse, the legendary authority on garden history, composes a beautifully crafted, lavishly illustrated history of gardening over millennia. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the clean lines of the French parterre, The Story of Gardening draws fascinating connections among gardens across time and place. Hobhouse addresses styles and techniques from all over the world, revealing the origins of the world's most magnificent gardens. Award-winning journalist and garden historian Ambra Edwards worked alongside Hobhouse to bring this comprehensive classic up-to-date with today's most recent garden developments and trends.

Penelope Hobhouse is a garden writer, garden designer, garden historian, lecturer and gardener. For fourteen years until 1993 with her husband, Professor John Malins, she was in charge of the National Trust Gardens at Tintinhull House in Somerset. Today she lives in Dorset and travels in Europe, Australia and the United States lecturing and designing gardens. Penelope Hobhouse and Associates is a small design office in the west of England, with an associate Nan Sinton in Boston, USA.