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Garden Style By Penelope Hobhouse

Garden Style by Penelope Hobhouse

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Summary

Penelope Hobhouse uses examples from some of the world's best gardens to inspire the reader into designing a beautiful garden that is in keeping with its surroundings.

Garden Style Summary

Garden Style by Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse uses some of the finest gardens in the world to show how to lay out and plant formal, patterned, natural and flower gardens. Her examples range from Italianate Blake House garden at Berkeley, California, with its spectacular curving staircase and rectangular pool, to the Jekyll-inspired planting of white foxgloves in the wild garden at Knightshayes, Devon; from the excitement of the summer flower border at Pontrancart, Dieppe, to the simple greeness of a garden room at La Pietra in Tuscany. But this book is more than a tour of beautiful gardens. Penelope Hobhouse informs, advises and inspires on every aspect of garden design. She explains how to relate a garden to its setting; the importance of establishing a proper structure, whether as an end in itself or as a backdrop for decorative planning; and how to create a successful small garden. These themes are balanced by in-depth portraits of more than 20 gardens, some famous like Great Dixter, Villandry and Giustry, other less known and previously unpublished.

Garden Style Reviews

'It is lovely to look at, but has at least as much to delight the mind as it does the eye.' Country Living

About Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America. To visit Penelope Hobhouse's website click here

Additional information

GOR003575932
9780711219878
0711219877
Garden Style by Penelope Hobhouse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2002-05-16
216
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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