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  • PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    AITKEN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781742234649
    Title: PLANTING DREAMS : SHAPING AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: AITKEN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Waratah or wattle? Chrysanthemum or rose? Planting Dreams celebrates the artistry and imagination that have shaped Australian gardens. Respected garden historian Richard Aitken explores the environmental and social influences that have helped produce our unique gardening culture – from Indigenous land management and the earliest European garden at Farm Cove, to the potted plants and besser block screens of mid-twentieth century modernist design and beyond.

    Drawing on the unparalleled collections of the State Library of New South Wales, Planting Dreams showcases Australian garden making in all its richness and diversity through a stunning and intriguing mix of paintings, sketches, photographs, and prints, from popular culture to high art.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • PLANTS : FROM ROOTS TO RICHES
    PLANTS : FROM ROOTS TO RICHES
    WILLIS KATHY
    ISBN: 9781444798258
    Title: PLANTS : FROM ROOTS TO RICHES
    Author: WILLIS KATHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Behind the scenes at the Botanical Gardens all kinds of surprising things have been going on. As the British Empire painted the atlas red, explorers, adventurers and scientists brought the most interesting specimens and information back to London. From the discovery of Botany Bay to the horrors of the potato famine, from orchid hunters to quinine smugglers, from Darwin's experiments to the unexpected knowledge unlocked by the 1987 hurricane, understanding how plants work has changed our history and could safeguard our future. In the style of A History of the World in 100 Objects, each chapter tells a separate story, but, gathered together, a great picture unfolds, of our most remarkable science, botany.

    Plants: From Roots to Riches is going to be a beautifully designed hardback, packed with 200 images in both colour and black and white from Kew's amazing archives, some never reproduced before. Kathy Willis and Carolyn Fry, the acclaimed popular-science writer, have also added all kinds of fascinating extra history, heroes and villains, memorable stories and interviews. Their book takes us on an exciting rollercoaster ride through our past and future and shows us how much plants really do matter.

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • PRACTICAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENER : SEASONAL TASKS USING SENSIBLE ORGANIC METHODS
    PRACTICAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENER : SEASONAL TASKS USING SENSIBLE ORGANIC METHODS
    CUNDALL PETER
    ISBN: 9780140118315
    Title: PRACTICAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENER : SEASONAL TASKS USING SENSIBLE ORGANIC METHODS
    Author: CUNDALL PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Provides a guide to flower and vegetable gardens, house plants, home orchards and landscaping in each month of the gardening year. Also contains advice on drip irrigation, keeping dogs, cats and possums out of the garden, sloping sites, and pest control without poisons.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00
    Price: $35.00
  • PRIVATE GARDENS OF PARIS
    PRIVATE GARDENS OF PARIS
    DARNOUX ALEXANDRA
    ISBN: 9782080202048
    Title: PRIVATE GARDENS OF PARIS
    Author: DARNOUX ALEXANDRA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lying behind the urban facades of Paris is a hidden landscape. Whether grandiose or miniscule, highly manicured or exuberantly untended, these fifty secret gardens are rarely seen by casual passersby.

    Traditional French-style gardens, such as those of Hubert de Givenchy, Kenzo, or Pierre Bergé, are attached to private town houses, and their designs mirror the elegance and restraint of the classic dwellings. The late Yves Saint Laurent’s romantic, picturesque kitchen garden reflects his taste for outdoor living.

    Exotic hideaways include giant tropical ferns and rare flowers, greenery surrounding a Russian datcha, and a Japanese zen garden, demonstrating an eclectic range of urban gardens.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • PRIVATE GARDENS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
    PRIVATE GARDENS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
    MUS JEAN
    ISBN: 9782080202772
    Title: PRIVATE GARDENS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
    Author: MUS JEAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2016 NEW RELEASE

    Taking readers on a tour of the most spectacular private Mediterranean gardens, which have made Jean Mus' name, this work guides us through the south of France into Greece and Portugal, divulging the stories behind his creations and sharing technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. It is accompanied by photographs.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • REMARKABLE PLANTS THAT SHAPE OUR WORLD
    REMARKABLE PLANTS THAT SHAPE OUR WORLD
    BYNUM HELEN
    ISBN: 9780500517420
    Title: REMARKABLE PLANTS THAT SHAPE OUR WORLD
    Author: BYNUM HELEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our relationship with them, both utilitarian and aesthetic, and their multiple benefits and cultural associations.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ROSE
    ROSE
    ELLIOTT BRENT
    ISBN: 9780233004907
    Title: ROSE
    Author: ELLIOTT BRENT
    Format: BOXED SET
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This remarkable book reveals the history of the rose through the tale of 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids. Arranged chronologically in the order in which a particular rose arrived in European gardens, the book also covers the history of the layout of rose gardens, discusses the various myths about the history and introduction of roses and the confusion over the identity of roses in the Renaissance and looks at the role that roses play in the 'language of flowers'.
    Each chapter features expert text by Dr Brent Elliott, Historian at the RHS and extracts from texts to be found in the Lindley Library. Each of the roses is illustrated with extraordinarily beautiful images from the library, and the book comes in a beautiful slipcase with 40 beautifully reproduced prints of each of the 40 flowers. These can be framed, to allow the reader to truly appreciate these magnificent plants.

    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • RURAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    RURAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    BALDWIN MYLES
    ISBN: 9781743367056
    Title: RURAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: BALDWIN MYLES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A luscious coffee-table book featuring stunning photographs and fascinating stories from some of the most beautiful and diverse gardens of properties around the country.

    Like many of us, landscape designer Myles Baldwin dreams of living in the country one day. For Rural Australian Gardens, he travelled from subtropical and temperate to alpine and arid regions around the country to find the best and most unusual gardens. From newly established gardens to those that have evolved over generations, he discovered that Australians' approach to their properties is as diverse and unexpected as the landscape itself - and that resourcefulness and a sense of place are essential ingredients in creating the most successful of them. As well as revealing the stories behind the gardens, Rural Australian Gardens includes practical horticultural information on using trees, hedges, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers in rural settings around Australia.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • SECRET GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS
    SECRET GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS
    SUMMERLEY VICTORIA
    ISBN: 9780711235274
    Title: SECRET GARDENS OF THE COTSWOLDS
    Author: SUMMERLEY VICTORIA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds is a captivating photographic portrait of the greatest British gardens and the lords, ladies and gardeners who own and manage them, with a focus on the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. It features 20 gardens designed by some of the leading contemporary garden designers from across the world.The lively text explores the design and planting achieved and the rich tradition of garden making in this beautiful corner of England. This is a very personal view by photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas and journalist Victoria Summerley, both residents of this green pocket with more than its fair share of beautiful and interesting gardens. Some of the gardens are strictly private, while others are regularly open to visitors, but all can now be savoured and enjoyed along with those who know them best.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • SENSE OF PLACE
    SENSE OF PLACE
    PFEIFFER ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781920989477
    Title: SENSE OF PLACE
    Author: PFEIFFER ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $39.95
    Price: $39.95
  • THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR UGLINESS : FALLING IN LOVE WITH OUR BEST PLANTS AND GARDENS
    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR UGLINESS : FALLING IN LOVE WITH OUR BEST PLANTS AND GARDENS
    BLAZEY CLIVE
    ISBN: 9780646919782
    Title: THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR UGLINESS : FALLING IN LOVE WITH OUR BEST PLANTS AND GARDENS
    Author: BLAZEY CLIVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2014 NEW RELEASE

    A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that wont disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy. Learn the basics for gardening success; from soil and composting to plant nutrition and life-cycles feed the soil not the plant.

    Imprint: DIGGERS CLUB
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • URBAN SANCTUARY : DESIGNING SMALL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    URBAN SANCTUARY : DESIGNING SMALL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    MENDEL JANINE
    ISBN: 9781742704173
    Title: URBAN SANCTUARY : DESIGNING SMALL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
    Author: MENDEL JANINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $59.95
    Price: $59.95
  • VITA SACKVILLE WESTS SISSINGHURST
    VITA SACKVILLE WESTS SISSINGHURST
    RAVEN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781844088966
    Title: VITA SACKVILLE WESTS SISSINGHURST
    Author: RAVEN SARAH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century.

    Edited by Sarah Raven, VITA SACKVILLE-WEST'S SISSINGHURST draws on this extraordinary archive, revealing Vita's most loved - and most hated - flowers, as well as offering practical advice for gardeners. Often funny and completely accessibly written with colour and originality, it also describes details of the trials and tribulations of crafting a place of beauty and elegance within the confines of walls and hedges.Sissinghurst has gone on to become one of the most visited and inspirational gardens in the world and this wonderful book, illustrated with drawings and original photographs throughout, shows us how it was created and how gardeners everywhere can use some of the ideas from both Sarah Raven and Vita Sackville-West.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • WHAT SEED IS THAT
    WHAT SEED IS THAT
    BONNEY NEVILLE
    ISBN: 9780646198200
    Title: WHAT SEED IS THAT
    Author: BONNEY NEVILLE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $75.00
    Price: $75.00
  • WRITERS GARDEN : HOW GARDENS INSPIRED OUR BEST LOVED AUTHORS
    WRITERS GARDEN : HOW GARDENS INSPIRED OUR BEST LOVED AUTHORS
    BENNETT JACKIE
    ISBN: 9780711234949
    Title: WRITERS GARDEN : HOW GARDENS INSPIRED OUR BEST LOVED AUTHORS
    Author: BENNETT JACKIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Great things happen in gardens. No one reading Daphne du Mauriers Rebecca could doubt that the author herself had not lived with the huge blood red rhododendrons that the heroine first sees on arrival at Manderley. Would Charles Darwins world-shattering On the Origin of the Species , have been quite as successful without his outdoor laboratory the grounds of Down House in Kent? And where would Jane Austen have been if she had never seen a walk, an ornamental lake, or a wilderness? Gardens hold a special place in many authors lives. For Beatrix Potter, Hill Top house was made possible by the new found freedom and wealth that a literary career can bring; for Sir Walter Scott, laying out his garden at Abbotsford was a way of distracting himself from mounting debts.In this book of 25 gardens, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • WRITERS GARDEN : How Gardens Inspired our Best Loved Authors
    WRITERS GARDEN : How Gardens Inspired our Best Loved Authors
    BENNETT JACKIE
    ISBN: 9780711238404
    Title: WRITERS GARDEN : How Gardens Inspired our Best Loved Authors
    Author: BENNETT JACKIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2016 NEW RELEASE

    9781775537984 Great things happen in gardens. No one can doubt the importance of the garden in Roald Dahl's life as it was here where he worked, and here that he created James and the Giant Peach. And where would Jane Austen have been if she had never seen a 'walk', an ornamental lake, or a wilderness?

    Gardens hold a special place in many author's lives. For Beatrix Potter, Hill Top house was made possible by the new found freedom and wealth that a literary career can bring; for Sir Walter Scott, laying out his garden at Abbotsford was a way of distracting himself from mounting debts.

    In this book of 18 gardens and 20 writers, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
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