Landscape of Dreams

The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman

Author: Isabel Bannerman,Julian Bannerman

Publisher: Pimpernel Press

ISBN: 9781910258262

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 9533

Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste). Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst. When they moved from Hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of Dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more.

Landscape of Dreams

The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman

Author: Isabel Bannerman,Julian Bannerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910258606

Category:

Page: 288

View: 3191

Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste). Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst. When they moved from Hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of Dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more.

New Nordic Gardens

Scandinavian Landscape Design

Author: Annika Zetterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519455

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 4902

The first overview of contemporary landscape design in Scandinavia--minimalist and attuned to nature--inspiring for design professionals as well as amateur gardeners

Thenford

The Creation of an English Garden

Author: Anne Heseltine,Michael Heseltine

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784979724

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 7107

This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

The Gardens of Arne Maynard

Author: Arne Maynard

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858946269

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 8700

This is the first book on the work of one of today’s most celebrated and sought-after garden designers. Arne Maynard is known for his award-winning gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show (2000, 2012) and for his beautiful and sympathetic gardens for private houses across the world. Central to his work as a designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony and belonging. Maynard is also a passionate gardener himself, and is in the process of transforming the garden around his house in Monmouthshire, Wales. This garden is one of those featured in the book, offering unique insights into the work in progress and his design methods. Also featured is Maynard’s very first garden of his own, at Guanock House in Norfolk, where over ten years he created a formal layout - including a kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and a knot garden - from a field. Each of the twelve gardens is specially photographed and is described through the seasons in personal text by Maynard himself, including details of the brief and plant selection. The book also includes fully illustrated features on various topics close to Maynard’s heart, such as growing and using roses, planting borders, creating productive kitchen gardens, incorporating sculpture in the garden, and training trees and shrubs. This beautiful book will appeal to garden lovers everywhere, whether armchair gardeners keen to explore the beautiful designs, or hands-on gardeners seeking inspiration and ideas for their own plots. It will also appeal to garden designers and horticultural students.

The New English Garden

Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711232709

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

View: 2035

Join leading garden writer Tim Richardson as he visits twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade, in this comprehensive overview of the contemporary English garden scene, probably the most inventive garden culture in the world. From the cutting-edge naturalistic planting design of the Sheffield School to the scientific imagery of Througham Court, this stunning guide surveys a wide spectrum of garden styles;some are challenging or thought-provoking, while others reflect the sensuously romantic tradition of English planting design, which has also been moving ahead in interesting ways. The New English Garden presents all that is most interesting about garden-making in England in the twenty-first century, beautifully illustrated by Andrew Lawson’s photography of some of England’s most famous gardens, from Prince Charles’s garden at Highgrove,Christopher Llyod’s garden at Great Dixter and Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s garden at Gresgarth right up to the Olympic Park in 2012.

The Greater Perfection

The Story of the Gardens at Les Quatre Vents

Author: Francis H. Cabot

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393041897

Category: Architecture

Page: 327

View: 2372

Les Quatre Vents in Charlevoix County, Quebec, has been acclaimed as the most aesthetically satisfying and horticulturally exciting landscape experience in North America. The garden seamlessly combines elements from the best gardening traditions with the original and the unexpected into a splendid composition that is nevertheless perfectly compatible with its natural surroundings. The Greater Perfection illustrates the delights, diversions, and surprises that await a visitor to these extraordinary gardens. The book chronicles the family origins of Les Quatre Vents as well as the story of its expansion during the last twenty-five years. Author Francis Cabot's account of the challenges of developing and enlarging Les Quatre Vents reveals the fascinating process behind the creation of a world-class garden that has become a mecca for horticultural enthusiasts from around the globe. Featuring photographs by five of today's leading garden photographers, this is one of the most beautiful books on gardens to appear in years. 382 color photographs, 25 black-and-white photographs.

English Gardens in the Twentieth Century

From the Archives of Country Life

Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 867

For over a century, Country Life has been an influential force in the world of garden design, chiefly as a result of its weekly articles on country houses and gardens illustrated with specially commissioned photography. The magazine’s unrivalled archive of photographs is the key source for this comprehensive history of the changing styles of garden design during the twentieth century.Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first contributors and advisors to Country Life, and in her wake a succession of gardening and architectural editors has used its pages to champion a favoured garden style. Tim Richardson, himself a former gardens editor of the magazine, has drawn on this remarkable legacy to produce the first serious study of English garden design in the twentieth century.The story begins with Arts and Crafts gardens, typified by herbaceous borders and modern planting, and continues with the Edwardian debate between formality and ‘wild’ gardening, interwar grandeur, post-war practicality, and finally the emergence of visionary and pioneering artists’ gardens.

Walled Gardens

Author: Jules Hudson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358480

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 3263

BBC presenter Jules Hudson (Countryfile, Escape to the Country) is passionate about walled gardens. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine. This book from the National Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history. In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits – ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls. With the First and Second World Wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today.

Gardens of Marrakesh

Author: Angelica Gray

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238909

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 1754

Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-coloured pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces. The majority of historic sites are inextricable from their gardens – or indeed are historic green spaces: the huge royal orchard pleasure-gardens of the Agdal were described by Monty Don as "of international cultural importance on a par with Versailles or Villa d’Este." Scores of traditional riads and hotels like the Mamounia, created by the French in 1923 on the site of an eighteenth-century royal residence, offer splendid gardens to the visitor. Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle garden is an icon of modern garden design. The first book to be published on this fascinating subject, Gardens of Marrakesh champions the city’s relevance today in a world of water scarcity and urban development and explores its green heritage, considering some twenty gardens both from an historic and cultural perspective.

The Thoughtful Gardener

An Intelligent Approach to Garden Design

Author: Jinny Blom

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127543

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 5281

‘Jinny's genius is to marry a beautiful vision to an extraordinary empathy with the landscape into which that vision will fit, resulting in a pastoral harmony second to none’ – Victoria, Lady Getty A prolific designer, Jinny Blom embraces a wide variety of styles, from formal walled gardens to contemporary installations. What defines her work is her skill with plants and her ability to create a garden that responds to the history of the site and the wider landscape. In this book, Jinny shares her insight into the creative process she has developed while designing more than 250 gardens around the world. The gardens Jinny creates are as different as their owners and their locations. Small gardens are very intimate and have to work efficiently in order to be pleasing. An Oxfordshire garden of rooms is constructed from nothing, creating a new garden with an old soul. There are modern takes on traditional forms. But all these gardens share a commitment to beautiful craftsmanship and considered planting. Structure and detail are important, and receive close attention. The styles vary considerably – logical, calm, beautiful, romantic, naturalistic, formal, sometimes spare – but the principles remain firm. Jinny designs for the long term, with consideration for the environment; these gardens are built to last. Reflecting Jinny‘s highly individual character, there is plenty of wit and quirkiness alongside the expert knowledge, and it will appeal to the widest audience of garden lovers. Thoughtful and beautiful, yet practical and informative, this book marries artistry with functionality.

Capability Brown

and His Landscape Gardens

Author: Sarah Rutherford

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358006

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 3509

One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was known to many as ‘The Omnipotent Magician’ who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

The Gardens of Wales

Author: Helena Attlee,Alex Ramsay

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711228825

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 6382

The first in a series of introductions to garden cultures around the world, exploring the essence of a national garden style and featuring an outline of its history -- in this case, Wales. In text and image, the book uncovers an exciting range of gardens, large and small, public and private, historic and contemporary, all over the country. Helena Attlee's lively text combines with Alex Ramsay's evocative photographs to enchant both locals and visitors and to inspire any reader who appreciates nature and cultivated landscapes.

Discovering Welsh Gardens

Author: Stephen Anderton,Charles Hawes

Publisher: Graffeg Peter Gill & Associates

ISBN: 9781905582204

Category: Gardening

Page: 255

View: 2764

20 of Wales's best and most interesting gardens, some unknown to the gardening world, some familiar, and all specially photographed by award-winning photographer Charles Hawes.

The Long, Long Life of Trees

Author: Fiona Stafford

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207336

Category:

Page: 296

View: 4097

A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions.

The Wirtz Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wirtz international

ISBN: 9789085867081

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 5983

The Wirtz Gardens III' is a continuation of the books I and II, edited in 2003 and reedited 2 times after. It contains 30 gardens, a mixture of private, public and corporate projects in Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, the USA, France and England. For the first time, private projects in the USA and Switzerland are shown, gardens which enchant by their beautiful setting, their scale or their exclusiveness. Unusual projects like the cloister's gardens of the Hauterive Abbey (Switzerland) or the Haute Couture fashion show stage set for Dior in 2012 or even more, a secluded Japanese garden with view to Mount Fuji will surprise the reader. For the first time, American work is shown, represented by 4 private projects. 0Every garden is accompanied, as it was before, by its plan and a brief text. Photography by Bertrand Limbour.

The Great Gardeners

Author: Stephen Anderton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518564

Category:

Page: 304

View: 6021

Entertaining and accessible the lives of the men and women, many of them multitalented artists, who created some of the world s most extraordinary gardens, and whose legacy continues to inspire"

365 Days of Colour In Your Garden

Author: Nick Bailey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857836242

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3884

A beautifully photographed guide for gardeners keen to attain the elusive colour-packed 'year-round garden'. Covering ideas on how to use, combine, design with and prolong colour, the book focuses on achievable ways of growing plants of every tone through 12 months of the year. It provides gardeners with an inspiring and surprising palette of plants to furnish their plots with sumptuous colour with detailed lists for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Bursting with practical advice on establishment and maintenance, the book also embraces plants for pots, cutting, difficult spaces and tiny gardens, and features long-season gardens from around the world.

Thomas Mawson

Life, Gardens and Landscapes

Author: Janet Waymark

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711225954

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 3732

Traces the life and achievements of a master landscape artist whose work included contributions to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, evaluating how he was one of the most sought-after designers at the beginning of the twentieth century, in a visual tribute that tours signature gardens throughout Europe.

The Private Gardens of England

Author: Tania Compton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472121023

Category: Gardening

Page: 464

View: 6583

The Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year Described by Vogue as 'the revelatory garden book for our age' and a 'splendid new book' (Sebastian Shakespeare, Daily Mail), The Private Gardens of England is a glorious celebration of the art of gardening through some of the country's hidden horticultural jewels. Thirty-five English private gardens, thoughtfully selected by the writer and designer Tania Compton, are vividly described in the words of their owners, who bring an astonishing sense of intimacy to their own creations as well as their collaborations with some of the leading garden designers of today. From the Bannermans' romantic Cornish castle to the windswept shores of Howick in Northumberland via Jasper Conran in Somerset and Tom Stuart-Smith in Hertfordshire, an eclectic range of gardens is revealed. The traditional English garden is seen through the fresh eyes of plantswomen such as Mary-Anne Robb at Cothay Manor and Arabella Lennox-Boyd at Gresgarth Hall, alongside Hilborough House in Norfolk and Ferne Park in Dorset that recently only existed as fields. The historic landscape gardens of Boughton House and St Paul's Walden Bury are explored alongside the contemporary and conceptual at Plaz Metaxu in Devon. From the private walled garden at Petworth to the wildflower-strewn meadows of Spye Park, each garden is a testament to the thriving art of English gardening. With contributions from the country's best garden photographers, The Private Gardens of England reveals gardening at its highest level. It will inform and inspire anyone with a love of gardening, beauty and excellence. 'The photographs are take-your-breath-away spellbinding . . . The minute level of detail here will satisfy real gardeners, elevating this book far above its competition.' Sarah Feeley, English Garden 'Captures a brilliant moment in our history, where plantsmanship, good design and love of plants have all come together . . . compelling format . . . the photography and production are superb.' Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Country Life One of Christopher Woodward's Books of the Year in the Evening Standard