The Medieval Garden

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Thames and Hudson, 1996 - Gardening - 144 pages
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The medieval garden offered pleasure, reopse, and refreshmen to the senses. In this delightful new book, garden historian and lecturer Sylvia Landsberg uses manuscript descriptions and other sources to paint a piture of the many different kinds of gardens that existed in medieval times, from the small, enclosed herber with its plant borders to the vast cultivated parks of the royalty and nobility. 85 illustrations, 35 in color.

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User Review  - JoClare - LibraryThing

I love this little gem of a book, it appeals both to my wish for historical accuracy, as well as appealing to my love of art with the delightful illustrations of medieval gardens. A great combo of information and visual pleasure, this is a great addition to anyones library. Read full review

The medieval garden

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How does one write about gardens that no longer exist? Landsberg, a garden historian and lecturer who has designed several 13th to 16th century-style gardens, re-creates medieval gardens by analyzing ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Sylvia Landsberg is a garden historian and lecturer and has re-created several twelth to sixteenth-century gardens.

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