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    1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die (1001) (Paperback) By (author) Cassell Illustrated, Editor-in-chief Rae Spencer-Jones

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    Description1001 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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    Title
    1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cassell Illustrated, Editor-in-chief Rae Spencer-Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 1,940 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844037377
    ISBN 10: 1844037371
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BIC subject category V2: WMB
    BISAC V2.8: TRV026000, GAR006000, ARC008000
    DC23: 712.09
    Illustrations note
    800
    Publisher
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Cassell Illustrated
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.