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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (28 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711216916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711216914
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 25.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 461,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.

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Writing this book has meant revisiting gardens I have been involved with since 1986. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gang Chen, Author, LEED AP, AIA on 8 May 2008
Format: Hardcover
A friend of mine introduced this book to me when I was doing research and writing "Planting Design Illustrated." I loved it. It has many great photos to illustrate garden design. It is a collection of garden design done by Penelop Hobhouse and her partner. It enlightens you and encourages you to look at a design issue at a detail scale. Very good images. It'll show you how brilliant human beings can be.

Penelop Hobhouse is one of the best writers on gardening and garden design, her books always have great print quality and very nice color photos. No offence, she is also one of the great people that dare to call a garden a garden, not "landscape." She is actually talking about landscape design issues, but she prefers to use the term garden or gardens and make her book closer to ordinary people. As a design professional, I love her books also.

Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Planting Design Illustrated," "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Architectural Practice Simplified," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gang Chen, Author, LEED AP, AIA on 12 Nov 2007
Format: Hardcover
A friend of mine introduced this book to me when I was doing research and writing Planting Design Illustrated. I loved it. It has many great photos to illustrate garden design. It is a collection of garden design done by Penelop Hobhouse and her partner. It enlightens you and encourages to look at a design issue at a detail scale. Very good images. It'll show you how brilliant human beings can be.

Penelop Hobhouse is one of the best writers on gardening and garden design, her books always have great print quality and very nice color photos. No offence, she is also one of the great people that dare to call a garden a garden, not "landscape." She is actually talking about landscape design issues, but she prefers to use the term garden or gardens and make her book closer to ordinary people. As a design professional, I love her books also.

Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Planting Design Illustrated," "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Architectural Practice Simplified," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
Excellent "portfolio" that serves as a teaching tool 6 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Hobhouse's book combines the look of a coffee table book with the practicality of a manual with her many varied garden design examples. Each design has an explanation followed with outstanding photos. However, the best part is that she illustrates in plan how her plants are grouped so that the beginning gardener can learn about spatial concepts while also about plant placement, color, texture, etc. This is a thorough, but not overwhelming design source and guide that is both useful and inspiring.
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding and Inspirational 22 Jun 2001
By Scott Oppliger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I've had this book for several years now and keep coming back every year as an old faithful source of planning inspiration. Beautifully illustrated with plans for many scenarios. Many of the books written by or about English gardens are beatiful to look at but don't stand much of a chance at being reproduced in the typical suburban garden. Hobhouse has, in my opinion, shown us extraordinary gardens, gorgeously photographed, along with plans that can actually be implemented in your garden. I've got a library of garden books, some serving as inspiration and some serving as pure tools (almanacs, etc.) - this is by far the best inspirational garden book I own.
great book 24 Feb 2013
By christine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is great for some one looking to design their own garden. I really loved it and will be buying more of Penelope Hobhouse books.
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