The Story of Gardening

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DK Pub., 2002 - Gardening - 468 pages
A fascinating, definitive history of garden development and design. From the earliest documented gardens of ancient Mesopotamia to the eclectic landscapes of the 21st century, The Story of Gardening is an engaging tale of the development and design of the garden. Brimming with glorious full-color photographs, intriguing timelines that chart the histories and fashions of individual plants, and evocative narratives, Hobhouse draws on a lifetime of work to create an enlightening overview of designers and styles that have inspired her creations and forged her gardening philosophy.

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Renowned British horticulturist and garden writer Hobhouse has once again turned to a subject dear to her heart-gardening history. This lavishly illustrated title is essentially a reworking of her ... Read full review



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Penelope Hobhouse is also the author of Gardening Through the Ages, winner of the 1993 Garden Writers Association of America's Award of Excellence. Hobhouse has designed many gardens throughout the U.S., including a section of the NY Botanical Gardens. She lives in Dorset, England.

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