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A grand tour of gardens : traveling in beauty through Western Europe and the United States

Author: Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2012.
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From Italy to Switzerland, Germany to Spain and Philadelphia to New Orleans, Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq describes the beauty of different historic gardens in a collection of essays. Through her experiences LeClercq enables the garden adventurer to anticipate the world of color, design and horticulture in each magnificent garden described. The essays are filled with history, plant lore, anecdote and gossip of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq
ISBN: 9781611170689 1611170680
OCLC Number: 767864937
Description: xii, 199 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. An overview : visiting and enjoying gardens --
pt. 2. Italian gardens : from renaissance inspiration to romantic intuition --
pt. 3. Switzerland : the art of seasonal gardening --
pt. 4. French classical elegance --
pt. 5. A plantsman's paradise : England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland --
pt. 6. Germany : from the island of Rügen to the Bavarian mountains --
pt. 7. Iberia : the Moorish influence --
pt. 8. Discovering garden spots closer to home --
Epilogue : stories and memories.
Responsibility: Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq.

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