Amazing Gardens of the World

Amazing Gardens of the World : Spectacular Classic & Contemporary Gardens

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From the gardens of the Palace of Versailles to Beatrix Potter's garden in the Lake District, from Monet's garden in France to the Tivoli Gardens in Rome, from the Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon, to city gardens in Tokyo, Amazing Gardens of the World is a wide-ranging celebration of all types of gardens around the globe.
Including formal French gardens and English landscape gardens, famous botanical gardens and little-known curiosities, Iranian and Persian gardens, grand, country house gardens and inner-city gardens, Zen gardens, strolling Japanese gardens and Chinese gardens, medicinal gardens and one poison garden, knot gardens and Roman gardens, the book explores a huge variety of the approaches and uses of gardening around the world over millennia. In telling the stories of these places, the book touches on the lives of the people who worked in them, designed them and owned them - people such as Prince Charles, Capability Brown, Gertrude Jekyll, Edith Wharton and Agatha Christie.
Illustrated with more than 200 outstanding colour photographs and expert captions, Amazing Gardens of the World not only champions the splendour of the world's most magnificent gardens but also reveals many fascinating stories about the history of these places and the people who created them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 25mm | 1,450g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 183886198X
  • 9781838861988

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Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Austria
Volksgarten, Austria
Kasteel Hex, Belgium
Zagreb Botaical, Croatia
Fredericksborg Palace, Denmark H
ampton Court Palace, England
Highgrove - Prince Charle's private garden, England
Alnwick, England
Arundel, England
Forde Abbey, England
Great Dixter, England
Hatfield, England
Hidcote, England
Tresco Abbey Gardens, England
Blenheim Palace, England
Derek Jarman, England
Sissinghurst Vita Sackville West, England
Stourhead Gardens, England
Chelsea Physic Garden, England
Kew Gardens, England
Eden, England
Oudolf Field at Hauser+Wirth, England
The Newt in Somerset, England
Levens Hall, England
Kadriorg Palace Flower Garden, Estonia
Versailles, France
Chateau de Villandry, France
Giverny Monet, France
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, France
Herrenhausen, Germany
Schwerin Castle, Germany
Sanssouci Park, Germany
Powerscourt, Ireland
Caseta, Italy
Veneria Reale Garden, Italy
Villa d'Este, Italy
Cloister Garden, Italy
Jardin Exotique, Monaco
Keukenhof, Netherlands
Het Loo, Netherlands
Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway
Qunita da Regaleira, Portugal
Peterhof, Russia
Crathes Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh Botanical Garden, Scotland
Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland
Alhambra, Spain
Topkapi Palace, Turkey

Hamma, Algeria
Aswan Botanical Garden, Egypt
Al-Azhar Park, Egypt
Golestan Palace Garden, Iran
Naghsh-I Jahan Square, Iran
Eram Garden, Iran
Mauritius Botanical Garden, Mautitius
Jardin Majorelle, Morcocco
Babylonstoren, South Africa
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, SouthAfrica

Summer Palace, China
Humble Administrator's Garden, China Yuyan, China
Master of Nets, China
Taj Mahal, India
Kolkata Botanical Garden, India
Humayun's Tomb New Delhi, India
Rock Garden of Chandigargh, India
Koishikawa-Korakuen, Japan
Step Garden of Acros, Japan
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan
Shisen-do temple Kyoto, Japan
Shalimar, Pakistan
Singapore Botanical Garden, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Nong Nooch Botanical Garden, Thailand

Tirta Gangga East Bali, Indonesia
Flaxmere Gardens, New Zealand
Chinese Garden of Friendship, Australia
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden,Australia
Adelaide Botanical, Australia
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia
Brisbaine Botanic Gardens, Australia
Pukekura Park New Plymouth, New Zealand
Brahmavihara-Arama Bali, Indonesia
Bhudevi Estate Marlborough New Zealand, New Zealand
Cruden Farm , Australia
Stonefields, Australia

Hatley Castle, Canada
Japanese Garden, Argentina
Huntes Botanical Garden, Barbados
Sitio Santo, Brazil
Jardim Botanico Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Butchart Gardens, Canada
Montreal Botanical Garden, Canada
Van Dusen Botanical, Canada
Else Kientzler Botanical Garden, Costa Rica
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden, Cuba
Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Mexico
Cosmovitral, Mexico
Las Pozas, Mexico
Monticello, USA
The Mount Edith Wharton, USA
Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC, USA
Chanticleer, USA
Atlanta Botanical Garden, USA
Brooklyn BotanicalGarden, USA
Chicago BotanicalGarden, USA
Fairchild Tropical, USA
Golden Gate Park, USA
Huntington Library Gardens, USA
Longwood, USA
Portland Japanese Garden Botanical Garden, USA
US Botanical Garden Washington, USA
Highline New York, USA
Lurie Garden Chicago, USA
Amazon Spheres, USA
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About Vivienne Hambly

Vivienne Hambly is Deputy Editor of The English Garden magazine and was previously Features Editor of The English Home magazine, and Managing Editor of South African Garden and Home. She has also contributed to the Guardian and Sunday Times (South Africa), as well as the nature-writing anthology Summer. Vivienne has a degree in Geography and Journalism from Rhodes University, South Africa, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She grew up in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and now lives in London.
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