The Tudor Garden

The Tudor Garden : 1485-1603

  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$30.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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.
show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 64 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • United Kingdom
  • 0747813752
  • 9780747813750

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
show more

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.
show more