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The Story of Gardening Spiral-Bound | August 25, 2020

Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards (With)

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Penelope Hobhouse, the legendary authority on garden history, composes a beautifully crafted, lavishly illustrated history of gardening over millennia. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the clean lines of the French parterre, The Story of Gardening draws fascinating connections among gardens across time and place. Hobhouse addresses styles and techniques from all over the world, revealing the origins of the world's most magnificent gardens. Award-winning journalist and garden historian Ambra Edwards worked alongside Hobhouse to bring this comprehensive classic up-to-date with today's most recent garden developments and trends.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512 pages
ISBN-10: 1616899190
Item Weight: 5.1 lbs
Dimensions: 9.9 x 1.6 x 10.4 inches
"Organized geographically, then chronologically, this pithy resource explores notable gardens as sources of food and medicine, beauty, and art. Sumptuous illustrations and photographs let readers meander down delightful visual paths or plow into focused chapters on topics such as Islamic, Chinese, and Italian Renaissance gardening, as well as visions of the future." - Library Journal,


Penelope Hobhouse is a garden writer, garden designer, garden historian, lecturer and gardener. For fourteen years until 1993 with her husband, Professor John Malins, she was in charge of the National Trust Gardens at Tintinhull House in Somerset. Today she lives in Dorset and travels in Europe, Australia and the United States lecturing and designing gardens.

Penelope Hobhouse and Associates is a small design office in the west of England, with an associate Nan Sinton in Boston, USA.

Award-winning writer and garden historian, Ambra Edwards is the author of the National Trust's definitive history of English gardens, The Story of the English Garden, as well as the acclaimed Head Gardeners. Her work appears regularly in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and leading garden journals and she has been named Garden Media Guild's Journalist of the Year three times and received Inspirational Book of the Year for Head Gardeners at the Garden Media Guild Awards.