Benfield, Richard W. Garden Tourism

ISBN 13: 9780750684620

Garden Tourism

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9780750684620: Garden Tourism

More people visit gardens than go to Disneyland and Disneyworld combined, and more than visit Las Vegas annually, making it one of the largest retail sectors in the tourism market. Garden tourism is a unique text which explores the diverse and huge phenomena of garden tourism. Beginning with a discussion on the historical aspects and typology of gardens, it moves on to examine how garden evolution has been impacted by tourism demands. It looks at a wide range of garden tourism, such as Botanic gardens, house and garden tours, and nursery visitation to the important role of gardens in theme parks. Finally, it examines management issues such as sustainability, financial viability, capacity and environmental threats to suggest best practice and the future for garden tourism.

This book:
* Quantifies the importance of gardens and gardening today
* Describes the evolution of the modern tourist garden
* Shows how gardens around the world have different forms, roles and functions
* Looks at ten case studies of gardens in Britain (such as the remarkable Eden Project), the Americas (such as the NY Botanical Garden) and Australia (such as the Royal Botanic gardens).
* Looks towards the garden of the future.

* The only book to consider gardens as tourism destinations
* Puts gardens in an international cultural context
* Provides an historic continuum for garden destinations

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Contenuti:

CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION
What is Garden Tourism?
Gardens as a part of tourism.
Visitation to Gardens: who goes?
Demographics and Gardening in America today
The Culture of Flowers
The literature
CHAPTER TWO. A HISTORY AND TOURISM TYPOLOGY OF GARDENS
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Greeks: Theophrastus and the Lyceum
Homer's Odyssey
The Roman Garden
The Monastic Garden
The Botanic Garden; Education and Medicine
The Garden as Art
The Empire Garden
The Garden as Place
The Garden as Tourist Place
The Gardens of Today
CHAPTER THREE. GARDENS AND TOURISTS TODAY
Roles
Types of Garden as tourist attraction
Botanic Gardens
The Garden Conservancy
House and Garden Tours
The Role of Commercial
Gardens and Nurseries
Resort and Theme Park Gardens
The Islamic Garden
The Chinese Garden
The Japanese Garden
Specialized Gardens and Arboreta
Problems and issues in gardens today
(THIS MAY BECOME ANOTHER CHAPTER)
Management of Gardens
Capacity
Financial viability and Multiple use of gardens
Trade in endangered biologic species/crime (Theft)
Contested Space
Sustainability and Education
Biodiversity
Compatible uses
CHAPTER FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF TEN GARDENS
The Eden Project
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Longwood Garden
Butchart Garden
Royal Botanic Garden of Australia
Calloway Gardens
Belize Botanic Garden
Bellingrath Garden
NY Botanical Garden
Huntingdon Garden
CHAPTER FIVE: Reflection on the Future of Gardens; Gardens of the Future

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