Like his contemporary Gertrude Jekyll, William Robinson made enormous contributions to the world of gardening. More than any other gardener, he was responsible for sweeping out the rigid Victorian style and ushering in a more relaxed look that used native plants. Here, Richard Bisgrove explores Robinson’s design principles and his transformative role in English gardening. Robinson’s groundbreaking ideas are displayed in numerous illustrations, including photographs of Robinsonian gardens at Gravetye Manor and elsewhere and engravings from his classic books.
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Richard Bisgrove is the director of the Landscape Management degree course at Reading University. He has designed gardens in Britain and the United States and lectures internationally on the history of garden design and on the work of Gertrude Jekyll.Review:
It was Robinson, the self proclaimed "wild gardener," whose influence evolved into the English cottage style. His ideas were groundbreaking and can be seen in today's gardening—the use of native plants, planting to sustain wildlife and working with nature rather than trying to bend nature to some ideal.—Gardening Examiner
This is a moving account of the life of a passionate and opinionated gardener and horticulturist, particularly exemplified at this garden at Gravetye, in Sussex, which he restored with a keen love of its wild and rustic beauty.—Seattle Times
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711225427
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0711225427 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0358923