The Gardens of California - four centuries of design, from mission to modern

By: Power, Nancy Goslee & Heeger, Susan

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Well illustrated, quarto, pp xii, 196, an excellent copy in dustwrpper. [California, blessed with an idyllic climate, is the perfect environment for gardens and gardeners. In this sun-filled state are some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. From those created by the Jesuits, simple, rugged and tinged with Spanish influence, to today's environmentally sensitive designs, the scope of the style and concept is astonishing. This is a tour of 30 public and private gardens in the state of California. It examines the estates of turn-of-the-century magnates with their sweeping lawns and terraces, clipped hedges and sparkling pools. It shows the haphazard charm of the "wild" garden that mixes eucalyptus and palm with a mass of foliage and wildflowers, and explores "contemporary" gardens whose stark lines defy tradition. Plant lists are provided for selected gardens. ]

Title: The Gardens of California - four centuries of design, from mission to modern

Author Name: Power, Nancy Goslee & Heeger, Susan

Categories: Travel, Garden History, Garden Design,

Edition: First British edition

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1995

ISBN Number: 0500016593

ISBN Number 13: 9780500016596

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016447