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Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey (Hardcover) Loot Price: R612
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Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey (Hardcover): Rosamund Wallinger
Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey (Hardcover): Rosamund Wallinger

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Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey (Hardcover)

Rosamund Wallinger

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Gertrude Jekyll was perhaps the most important British garden designer of the 20th century. She famously argued that gardening ought to be considered a Fine Art, highlighting that it becomes a point of honour to be always striving for the best. This volume examines Jekyll's work at Manor House, Upton Grey in Hampshire, offering an insight into her eclectic, imaginative, and inspiring art. Designed between 1908 and 1909, and once maintained by as many as nine gardeners, the garden fell into disrepair by the second half of the twentieth century, before a full and accurate restoration was carried out in the early 1980s. 'Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey' presents a visual record of the garden's plants and layout, with original plans and photographs, as well as beautiful images of the garden taken since its restoration. There is also a fascinating chapter about Miss Jekyll's discovery, admiration and use of Mediterranean plants. The book succeeds in illustrating exactly why Jekyll was so admired in her lifetime and why she continues to inspire and influence gardeners today.


Imprint: Garden Art Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2012
First published: September 2012
Authors: Rosamund Wallinger
Dimensions: 234 x 290 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-870673-77-8
Barcode: 9781870673778
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Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
Books > Gardening > Gardens (descriptions, history etc)
LSN: 1-870673-77-8

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