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London Gardens Walk - design & history tour [Kindle Edition]

Tom Turner
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Book Description

This eBook provides a guide to (1) gardens, parks and landscapes in Central London (2) garden-related exhibits in the British Museum (3) the history of Western garden design from prehistoric times to the present day. The list of London gardens to visit is linked to garden descriptions on the Gardenvisit.com website, which Tom Turner edits. He is also the author of books on Asian gardens (2010), European gardens (2011) and British gardens (December 2012).
Table of Contents for London gardens walk: 1. Introduction and Travel Information; 2. Garden History Guide (style diagrams and illustrations guide the reader through 4000 years of western garden design); 3. London Landscape Design History (design ideas, often from gardens, have influenced London’s urban design and landscape architecture since Roman times); 4. British Museum Garden History Tour (a plan of the Museum shows how to find 21 objects which illuminate the history of garden and landscape design since antiquity); 5. London Gardens Walk (a map and guide take the visitor through examples representing the last 700 years of English garden design). 6. Timeline of Objects and Places (drawn from 4000 years of western garden history); 7. Further Information: books, websites, etc). The eBook has approximately 100 images, 7,000 words and two walking maps. ISBN 9780954230616

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10500 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Gardenvisit.com (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007L110K0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #419,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Tom Turner is an English garden historian and landscape architect. He is the author of books, eBooks and articles on landscape and garden design. Further information on the gardens mentioned in Tom's books is available on the Gardenvisit.com website, which he edits. The information includes photographs, location maps, aerial photography and visiting details.
Tom's Amazon Author Video on Garden History Ideas gives a summary of the garden histories of Asia, Europe and Britain - and offers an answer to the question 'Why are most of the world's great and ancient gardens on the fringes of Asia and in Europe?'

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5.0 out of 5 stars We walked it on bikes 1 Jun. 2012
By Henry
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read about this in the Telegraph and had no idea London had so many beautiful gardens or so much garden history. Amazing. We did the 'walk' on bicycles on one long hot sunny day. Next day it poured with rain and we did the British Museum section - on foot. Also amazing. We had our own bikes but if you are just visiting the city you could use the Boris Bike hire scheme for a crash course in garden history. The best surprises for me were the small gardens: Westminster Cloister Garden, Duck Island Cottage Garden, the Peter Pan Garden, the Garden Museum garden and Fountain Court in the Temple. Just one point: maybe it should be called the London Gardens Bike Ride!
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