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The Oxford companion to gardens

Author: Patrick Goode; Michael Lancaster
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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This volume covers the history and design of gardens across the globe--from the earliest known examples to the present day. It includes articles on roof gardens, water gardens, secret gardens, and other special types of gardens. It contains essays on garden elements such as fountains, grottoes, herbaceous borders, hedges and follies, and accounts of garden history in individual countries. Definitions of English and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
History
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford companion to gardens.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)562837207
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Goode; Michael Lancaster
ISBN: 0198661231 9780198661238 0198604408 9780198604402 0192861387 9780192861382
OCLC Number: 13183968
Description: xiv, 635, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: consultant editors, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, Susan Jellicoe ; executive editors, Patrick Goode, Michael Lancaster.
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This volume covers the history and design of gardens across the globe--from the earliest known examples to the present day. It includes articles on roof gardens, water gardens, secret gardens, and other special types of gardens. It contains essays on garden elements such as fountains, grottoes, herbaceous borders, hedges and follies, and accounts of garden history in individual countries. Definitions of English and foreign-language garden terms are given, as well as biographies of designers, patrons, plant-collectors, and garden enthusiasts. Also included is information on landscape gardening, public parks, and international exhibitions.

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