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The Management and Maintenance of Historic Parks, Gardens and Landscapes: The English Heritage Handbook
The Management and Maintenance of Historic Parks, Gardens and Landscapes: The English Heritage Handbook
by John Watkins
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on a neglected topic, 16 Oct. 2007
Despite the rather unwieldy title this is an excellent in-depth manual.

It looks gorgeous, is very detailed and rich with information, and is easy to navigate. It has three parts, the third of which is a series of ten case studies.

A lot of this book will be relevant to botanic gardens managers, particularly the sections on "Managing historic parks and gardens" and Part Two: "The Living Garden Landscape".

The emphasis however, is very much upon the British scenario with chapters on topics such as "The Legal Framework" which I doubt will have much relevance outside the UK or even for botanic gardens within the UK.

Nevertheless I am sure it would be a very welcome addition to the sparsely inhabited shelf of a botanic garden management bookcase. I guess we just need Frances Lincoln to commission another book like this, specifically for the world's botanic gardens, and the shelf will be complete!


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