Nature Perfected: Gardens Through History
Abbeville Press, 1991 - Gardening - 356 pages
In a progression that is both chronological and geographic, Nature Perfected details the contributions to gardening by each society--from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians to the incomparable English gardens, and all points in between--in this ground-breaking history of the gardens of the world's greatest civilizations. 300 illustrations, 250 in color.
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