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The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll Hardcover – 15 Oct 1992

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln; 1 edition (15 Oct. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711207461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711207462
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 1.9 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Bisgrove is the director of the Landscape Management degree course at Reading University. He has designed gardens in Britain and the United States and lectures internationally on the history of garden design and on the work of Gertrude Jekyll.

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In order to understand why Miss Jekyll holds such an important place in the making of today's gardens, it is necessary to consider briefly the background to her gardening activities. Read the first page
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By FestiveLady on 12 Feb. 2009
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Not a biography of Jekyll, but beautifully illustrated details of this great lady's garden designs, including many that are famous and open to the public e.g. Hestercombe Gardens (front cover picture). You learn some of the ways she thought about planting combinations and can easily imagine the sights, textures and aromas. With the layouts together in one book, you also appreciate how she adapted to various locations and climates. Read it straight through, but it's also ideal for dipping into - to enjoy the pictures, or to cheer you up during winter when there's not much gardening to do. The attractive coloured diagrams of her garden layouts add great visual appeal as well as being practical (if they weren't there you'd think "this book needs layout diagrams"). You can't help but wonder what plants you'd put in for yourself and so this book has the subsidiary effect of providing ideas and inspiration for your own garden.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Kane on 2 Nov. 2010
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Gertrude Jekyll is one of those giants of 'modern' garden design and this book shows off her genious very well. I bought the book as a present for my wife who is the real gardener in the family as an inspiration for planning our own garden layout. We haven't been disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gena Connor on 25 May 2014
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Beautiful book and beautiful illustrations for gardens. Great ideas with plants named which is invaluable.
Highly recommend it to gardeners
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By JHvW on 11 Nov. 2013
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As with most books dedicated to gardening this book contains excellent photographs of gardens desighned by Gertrude Jekyll. Richard Bisgrove is both an expert and oviously a lover of gardens. Great addition to my collection.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Hutchison on 29 Oct. 2010
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So far as I can tell, this is a tremendous book, although my wife's complaint is that it was all so easy for Gertrude having her men do all the digging and weeding, etc. while she sat back and planned everything so wonderfully! A fair bit of text which might put some folk off.
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By Calioril on 17 July 2014
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Richard Bisgrove was a great lecturer and this book is a credit to him.
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