Illustrated with pictures by Vivian Russell and illustrations from the Levens archives, this book describes the gardens at Levens Hall in the Lake District. They were first laid out in 1694 by Guillaume Beaumont. Chris Crowder, Head gardener narrates the history of the gardens and presents a detailed horticultural description of them.
This work combines design for topiary with technical instruction, and contains a number of ideas and advice on how to grow, prune and train plants to make stylish garden features. It shows how to: sculpt topiary shapes; create patterns for knots and parterres; and train fruit trees and climbers.
Ian Hamilton Finlay's creation in the Pentland Hills is a garden composed as an artwork. It incorporates concrete poetry, moral polemic, philosophical reflection and humour. This book offers a sense of the diversity and originality of the garden, unfolding the layers of meaning it contains.
David Joyce makes his choice of the best flowers - beautiful, distinctive and easy to cultivate - for the garden and for arrangements. Over 1000 plants are described together with growing instructions and advice on how to make original and striking displays in the garden and the house throughout the year.
Roman gardens are an essential part of Western garden history. Using a wide range of literary and archaeological sources, Patrick Bowe describes the design, uses and features of gardens across the Roman empire and the influence on Italian Renaissance gardens, 19th-century neo-classical gardens and modern examples.
The Libraries of the Royal Horticultural Society hold the world's finest collection of printed material on gardens and gardening and a selection of the best botanical paintings from this collection is featured here. One Hundred Flowers from the RHS gathers together the most striking images to create 100 different postcards to send, keep or frame. The earliest works of art date from the late 17th or early 18th century and are by an anonymous Italian artist and the latest are from the middle of the 20th century.
This delightful book explains the principles of Zen gardening through inspirational words and illustrations by Judith Glover. This is the first book on Zen Gardening to take a holistic approach to the subject.
A renowned French chef who removed all red meat from his Paris restaurant in 2001 presents forty-eight recipes featuring seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs, from asparagus, pears, and sorrel in the spring, to red potatoes, chicory, and nutmeg in the winter.