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Parks in Swansea Parks in Swansea - Penllergare, Clyne Gardens, Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, Penllergare, Clyne Gardens, Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, Clyne Valley Country Park, Kilvey Community Woodland Clyne Valley Country Park, Kilvey Community Woodland (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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Parks in Swansea Parks in Swansea - Penllergare, Clyne Gardens, Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, Penllergare, Clyne Gardens,...
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Chapters: Penllergare, Clyne Gardens, Cwmdonkin Park, Singleton Park, Clyne Valley Country Park, Kilvey Community Woodland, Rosehill Quarry Community Park, Brynmill Park, Victoria Park, Swansea. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Penllergare was the estate of John Dillwyn Llewelyn adjacent to what is now the village of Penllergaer, Swansea. Although the names are similar, the village of Penllergaer grew up as a separate entity from the Penllergare estate. At the height of its prosperity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Penllergare estate, on the north-west fringe of Swansea, was seen as one of the great gardens of Wales. Its main creator was John Dillwyn Llewelyn (1810-82), a man distinguished for his contribution to landscape design and horticulture, as his scientific experiments and pioneering photography. Penllergare provided inspiration for the expression of Dillwyn-Llwellyn's talents. Taking in the adjacent estate of Nydfwch and based on the work of his father, Lewis Weston Dillwyn, John exploited the natural beauty of the site in his grand design to create a landscape planted with a rich variety of trees, shrubs and exotic plants. He erected one of the first purpose-built orchid houses in the kitchen gardens, from 1836, an observatory, around 1851-2, was built close to the mansion house, and experiments with an electrically-powered boat (built before 1848 by John himself) were conducted on the Lower Lake. Inspired by Henry Fox Talbot who was first cousin to John's wife, Emma, Llewelyn became an enthusiastic and accomplished photographer. With its lakes and waterfalls, panoramic vistas, secret places and horticultural and botanical riches, Penllergare provided a wide variety of subjects for his camera and hisphotographi...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=12147585

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-12368-2
Barcode: 9781157123682
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LSN: 1-157-12368-6

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