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The Garden State

The Garden State (Hardback)

By Allen, Richard
Photographs by Baker, Kimbal

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  • Pub Date
    24 Nov 20

Victoria's rich soil, mostly cool climate (apart from mid-summer heatwaves) and - in many places - nourishing volcanic soil mean that with passion, patience, imagination and commitment, amazing gardens can be built and maintained. The Garden State includes stately old wonders lik...e the magnificent Macarthur Street Garden at the foot of the Grampians in Dunkeld or the rambling gardens of Mount Macedon, with 120-year-old trees, grand houses and moss-covered paths. But there are also plenty of newer, innovative and exciting gardens that have been built up over the last 20 years. In Mildura, for example, an eccentric desert garden appears like an oasis in the landscape. While in the Dandenongs, a miniature garden displays a collection of rare alpine flowers from around the world and deep in the Barabool Hills, a Sean Godsell house becomes a seamless part of the dry-garden planting. Chapters cover a range of garden types, including Rural Estates, Hill Stations, Climate Conscious gardens, Coastal Retreats and Old Curiosities, and cover the history of each garden, how it works within the landscape and what measures have been taken to adjust to or cope with environmental conditions. Photographed across all four seasons, The Garden State showcases the finest private gardens of Victoria from all angles, highlighting the diversity of each region.
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ISBN 9781760760861
Published AU 24 Nov 2020
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781760760861
Stock Release date is 24 November 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 24 Nov 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Allen, Richard
Photographs by Baker, Kimbal
Category Gardens (Descriptions, History Etc)
Landscape Gardening
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 330mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade