The Tudor Garden : 1485-1603
Contrived, colourful and cultured, the Tudor garden was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes and aesthetic effect. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twining plants vying for space with brightly painted woodwork and patterned beds.Renaissance discoveries reared their heads in royal gardens, where gilded and painted heraldic figures mingled with fantastical sundials and glittering fountains. Walls kept out the wild world beyond, while mounts afforded glimpses to new parklands and provided raised platforms for the banqueting houses of the wealthy. Ever-changing with newly introduced exotic plants, yet featuring year-round knot gardens, the Tudor garden was a vibrant pageant, and is given a suitably colourful celebration in this fully illustrated book.
- Electronic book text | 64 pages
- 10 Jun 2013
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
- Bloomsbury Shire
- United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction / Planting paradise / 'Gardens so Enknotted' / 'A Dulcet Spring and Marvaylous Fountaine' / 'All Manner of Carpenters' Work' / Royalty and Pageant / Gardens and Museums to Visit / Further Reading
About Twigs Way
Twigs Way is a garden historian who specialises in the social and political aspects of gardens and landscapes. Her other books for Shire include Allotments, Garden Gnomes, Topiary, and Gertrude Jekyll.