The Story of the English Gar­den

Am­bra Ed­wards

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This en­ter­tain­ing book charts the evo­lu­tion of gar­dens in Bri­tain, from the en­closed court­yard gar­dens of the me­dieval pe­riod to the eco­log­i­cal plant­ing styles of the 21st cen­tury. The 10 chap­ters var­i­ously doc­u­ment the cultural ideas , artis­tic and tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tions that shaped the various pe­ri­ods, pro­vid­ing a clear idea of the el­e­ments that shaped the re­sult­ing gar­dens, and which we of­ten see rep­re­sented in those con­served for pub­lic en­joy­ment to­day. Na­tional Trust Books, £25

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