The re-creation of many of the world’s most important and beautiful gardens has been one of the most exciting and popular garden enterprises of recent years. Covered here in a loose chronological structure, and with lavish illustration throughout, are all the key postwar garden restorations in Europe and the U.S. Learn about the rise in popularity of this practice and the technology that is used in helping to achieve it, along with the way in which particular restorations have contributed to the history of gardening as a whole. There is even an index of all the sites, indicating which ones can be visited by the public. Every outdoors enthusiast will be absorbed by this uniquely fascinating guide.
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George Plumptre is an author, journalist, and lecturer, acknowledged as an international authority on gardens and gardening. From 1993-1996 he was the gardening correspondent for The Times. He has lectured on a wide range of garden subjects in Britain, the USA, and South Africa, and has contributed articles to such publications as Country Life, Homes & Gardens, The Daily Telegraph, Architectural Digest (USA) and Conde Nast House & Garden (South Africa). George's gardening titles include Collins Book of British Gardens, The Latest Country Gardens, Garden Ornament, The Garden Makers, Great Gardens, Great Designers, Classic Planting and Royal Gardens of Europe (Mitchell Beazley, 2005). George lives in Tonbridge in Kent.
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