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            Exceptional Australian Garden Makers
             

            Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (Paperback)

            By Vale, Anne; By (photographer) Griffiths, Dr Simon; Elliot, Rodger

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            This seminal text takes you on a voyage of discovery into the lives and legacies of influential Australian garden makers of the 20th century. Historian Anne Vale makes the Connections between Australia's early garden making pioneers including Edna Walling, Millie Gibson and Olive... Mellor and the mid century natural style landscapers Gordon Ford, Ellis Stones, Glen Wilson and Paul Thompson who created landscapes with a distinct Australian style. The text covers the generation of modern garden makers that evolved from the 1980s onwards such as popular garden writers Tommy Garnett, Kevin Heinze, Robert Boyle, Dianna Snape and Trevor Nottle as well as the large romantic gardens such as those created by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and Lady Law Smith. Stunning images captured by award winning photographer Simon Griffiths and others illustrate this essential text for anyone interested in the evolution of Australian garden styles and the individuals who became the markers of influence in Australian garden history.
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            ISBN 9781921737114
            Published AU 1 Nov 2014
            Publisher Lothian Custom Publishing Pty.
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            Adelaide Hills Gardens

            Adelaide Hills Gardens (Hardback)

            By McCabe, Christine; Contributions by Griffiths, Simon

            • RRP: $80.00
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            The Adelaide Hills charts the evolution of gardening in Australia. And though anchored deeply in history, many of its gardens have their sights set firmly on the future. Old oak, elm and ash trees, planted long ago after memories of English gardens, live alongside stringybark euc...alypts and native bush gullies, fruit-bearing orchards and wineries. All have thrived on the region's good rainfall, cool climate and natural springs. Over time, the Hills have weathered storms, droughts and fires. In response to these changing conditions, gardens, too, have changed. Heavily forested slopes have, in many cases, given way to veggie patches, free-ranging chickens and sheep, while Victorian rose and rhododendron hordes have made room for climate-compatible native flora. Encompassing twenty gardens, taking in grand Victorian estates and repurposed municipal water tanks alike, with evocative stories by Christine McCabe and sublime photography by Simon Griffiths, this book is a testament to the power of gardens to adapt, delight and restore.
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            ISBN 9781760760601
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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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)
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            France in Bloom
             

            France in Bloom (Hardback)

            By Bern, Stephane

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            Featuring the full range of garden design styles - traditional French, English, Italian, and Japanese; botanical or romantic; rock or cactus; country or contemporary - this is a tour of France through forty-four private gardens that draws upon the country's extraordinarily biodiv...ersity and offers manifold visual inspiration for the home gardener.
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            ISBN 9782080202505
            Released AU 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher Editions Flammarion
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Best-loved
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            Bodnant Garden
             

            Bodnant Garden (Hardback)

            By McLaren, Iona

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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration of Bodnant, one of the great gardens of the world.

            ISBN 9781841658919
            Released AU 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Royal Gardens of the World: 21 Celebrated Gardens from the Alhambra to Highgrove and Beyond

            Royal Gardens of the World: 21 Celebrated Gardens from the Alhambra to Highgrove and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Lane, Mark

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            History and horticulture in 21 of the world's best royal gardens

            ISBN 9780857838018
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
               

            The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession (Paperback)

            By Wulf, Andrea

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            One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds.

            ISBN 9780099502371
            Released AU 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Shades of Green: My Life as the National Trust's Head of Gardens
             

            Shades of Green: My Life as the National Trust's Head of Gardens (Hardback)

            By Sales, John

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            This book incorporates lessons learned over a quarter of a century of managing, renewing and caring for the gardens of the National Trust; negotiating change with a variety of colourful characters, including former owners, now tenants. It traces the very British way the Trust lea...rned about conserving historic gardens towards an overdue national commitment to leading this unique contribution to European culture. By the time John Sales was appointed in 1971, the National Trust had already acquired an eclectic range of gardens and designed landscape parks, more than any independent organisation ever. The Trust was in the process of taking them in hand and beginning to acquire many more, sometimes with great houses and estates but also in their own right as significant documents of history, important plant collections, unsung works of art and reservoirs of disappearing expertise. Before then there was little national interest or understanding of the extraordinary richness and diversity of Britain's historic designed landscape. Neither was it realised that the Trust's assembly of gardens and landscape parks, including those of Lancelot ( Capability ) Brown, is the greatest in the world. With fifty of these places John Sales records first-hand experience of the garden's modern history at a crucial time of transition from private to corporate ownership, sometimes smooth, sometimes difficult but always fascinating. This involved grappling with mass garden visiting of a scale never before envisaged, severe fiscal and staffing constraints and the perceived need to accommodate outdoor events which may or may not bear any relationship to the traditions and historic values of the place. In each case he has tried to draw out the specific lessons learned. Above all shines through the pleasure of relating routinely to an extraordinary range of people from all walks of life and levels of understanding, including former owners, expert committees and dedicated staff, not least the gar
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            ISBN 9781911604181
            Released AU 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Unicorn Publishing Group
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            Homesteads: The story of New Zealand's grand country houses
             

            Homesteads: The story of New Zealand's grand country houses (Hardback)

            By Millar, Debra; Photographs by Ussher, Jane

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            A stunning tribute to New Zealand's historic station homesteads, sharing the stories that have shaped these iconic rural landmarks.

            ISBN 9780473523626
            Published AU 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Point Publishing Limited
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            Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa: Private Gardens of Aotearoa
             

            Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa: Private Gardens of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By Suzanne, Turley

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            A collection of stunning gardens set against Aotearoa's spectacular landscape.

            ISBN 9781760760519
            Published AU 25 Oct 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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