1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

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By (author) Cassell Illustrated, Editor-in-chief Rae Spencer-Jones

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 208mm x 62mm | 1,941g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037371
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037377
  • Illustrations note: 800
  • Sales rank: 274,943

Product description

1001 Gardens is an extraordinary showcase of the best examples of man's artistic taming of nature from the world's most outstanding landscape gardeners. From the famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra to hidden gems, such as the Leichtag family's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and gardeners alike. Covering the entire globe, the guide presents the very best example of every gardening style, whether it is the inspirational European floral display of impressionist painter Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali. Everywhere, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Worldwide and from person to person our conceptions of beauty may differ, but gardeners are united in their desire to create visions of heaven on earth, places that stimulate the imagination and restore the spirit.

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Rae Spencer-Jones studied horticulture before joining the editorial team of Gardens Illustrated magazine. Now a freelance horticultural journalist and author, she has written on all areas of horticulture for a wide range of gardening publications, including the gardening pages of the Daily Telegraph and The Times, Gardener's World magazine, and Gardens Illustrated. Her own book, Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe, was published by Kyle Cathie in 2005. Contributors include: Caroline Holmes, Erica Hunnungher, Christine Reid, Barbara Reid, Barbara Segall and Naomi Slade.

Review quote

"Vast compendiums are often best avoided, but 1001 Gardens You must see before You Die, is an exception Original and far ranging, this Edenic grouping stretches across nearly every continent. " —"Town & Country," December 2007 "Most of the entries have pictures, though to me the most interesting gardens are those that cannot be captured in one image. The landscapes that seem to give their all in one sitting, or rely on a lot of bedding annuals for color, those are the one that I will try to live without. In that sense, the book is valuable as well. " —"Washington Post," May 6, 2007, Adrian Higgins " the latest book fad is the ubiquitous '1,001 things to see before you die ' category. It 's Chicken Soup for the Crazed Urbanite soul. " —"New York Post," July 23, 2007, Mackenzie Dawson "From the publishing house that already has brought us "1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die" and "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" comes

Table of contents

Denver Botanic Gardens The Healing Garden, San Diego New York Botanical Gardens Pacific Undersea Gardens Beth Chatto Gardens Great Dixter RHS Garden, Wisley Kew The Eden Project Giverny Parc Guell Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney And many, many more from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Iran, India, Kashmir, China, Japan, Bali, South Africa, Australia and Fiji.