Author: Penelope Hobhouse with Ambra Edwards
About the book:
A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the imposing palace grounds of Chinese emperors and the clean lines of the formal French parterre, this inspiring history charts the fascinating evolution of gardening over thousands of years, bringing to life the world's most beautiful and magnificent gardens. The Story of Gardening explains the origins of the most influential gardening styles. Acclaimed garden designer and plantswoman Penelope Hobhouse draws on her extensive experience and shows you how an appreciation of style and techniques from all over the world helps us to understand how modern gardens have developed. Unrivalled in its coverage, this exceptional book is guaranteed to appeal to gardening enthusiasts of all ages and levels of expertise.
About the author:
Penelope Hobhouse is one of the most revered exponents of horticulture and international garden history. Her numerous books have provided inspiration to gardeners around the world. She has created gardens in Britain, France, Italy, Australia and the United States through her successful international practice. Between 1980 and 1993, she and her late husband restored and revived the Arts and Crafts garden at Tintinhull, a National Trust property in Somerset and, most recently, she has also been involved in the restoration of the Aberglasney Gardens in Wales. Ambra Edwards is an established, award-winning gardening journalist and writes for national newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, The Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, Country Living and Hortus. She is the author of several gardening books, including Gardening in a Changing Climate and Head Gardeners. She also is an occasional lecturer and tour guide and three times awarded GMG Garden Journalist of the Year (2015, 2009, 2006).
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