The Making of A Garden

Book - 2009 | 1st American ed., [Rev. ed.].
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Known internationally as the epitome of the classic English country garden, it is perhaps less well known that Hidcote's creator was an enigmatic American. Lawrence Johnston, an expatriate and one of the so-called "Henry James Americans," a pedigreed member of old New York, left no diaries or significant correspondence. What he did leave, however, is a garden that continues to inspire horticulturists, gardening enthusiasts, and everyone who appreciates the beauty of nature.

First published in 1989, the book was the first biography of Johnston; for this revised and enlarged edition Clarke, the author of 15 books on landscape history and gardening, has collected much new, original material that illuminates the creation of the garden and presents Johnston's life in the context of the period that set the seal on England's preeminence in garden design and plantsmanship.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st American ed., [Rev. ed.].
ISBN: 9780393732672
Branch Call Number: 577.554094241 C597
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm.


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Thundymac Jul 20, 2010

Not a picture book but a history of one of Britains most influential gardens. For the thinking gardener.

Apr 02, 2010

I have seen a greater number of photos, and more colour on this subject in other books about famous gardens of England or Europe.

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