The Scottish Gardener: Being Observations Made in a Journey Through the Whole of Scotland from 1998 to 2004: Chiefly Relating to the Scottish Gardener, Past and Present

By: Urquhart, Suki

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Very well illustrated, horizontal quarto, pp (10), 279, a very good clean copy in dustwrapper. [Gardens have been created to fulfill many functions: some to provide food or medicine, others for pleasure and recreation or simply to reflect the wealth and status of their creators. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of Scottish gardens and their creators, whether they be herbalists, plant collectors, nurserymen, botanists, artists or amateurs. It also traces the development of different types of garden - monastic gardens, royal gardens, walled gardens and town and village gardens - through the ages. By focusing on around sixty Scottish gardens, Suki Urquhart examines the distinctive tradition of Scottish gardening, how it has developed over time, and how it has been shaped by climate, conflicts and changing fashions. Since the emphasis is very much on how gardeners stamp their own character on their gardens, it is private rather than public gardens which are featured here. Information is given on visiting the gardens.]

Title: The Scottish Gardener: Being Observations Made in a Journey Through the Whole of Scotland from 1998 to 2004: Chiefly Relating to the Scottish Gardener, Past and Present

Author Name: Urquhart, Suki

Categories: Local History, Garden History, Gardening,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, Birlinn Ltd: 2005

ISBN Number: 1841583634

ISBN Number 13: 9781841583631

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Seller ID: 015729

Keywords: garden.history.Scotland