This Other Eden
By Emma Gieben-Gamal, Andrea Wulf
THIS OTHER EDEN is a captivating narrative of seven great gardens, beautiful canvases that represent not just pleasure grounds but a country's evolution. Showpieces of grand design, they are also barometers of social change; lasting reflections of intellectual endeavour, of religion and philosophy, science and technology, art and literature. From Robert Cecil's garden at Hatfield House, conceived by the famous botanist and plant-collector John Tradescant, who travelled widely to seek out unusual specimens, to Capability Brown, who 'improved' upon nature to create the archetypal English parkland; from Joseph Paxton, whose engineering feats at Chatsworth mirrored the great Victorian age of technology, to Getrude Jekyll, who turned back to nature and designed the English cottage garden renowned the world over, this beautifully illustrated book will join the ranks of other bestselling cultural histories of the garden such as Anna Pavord's THE TULIP and Simon Schama's THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES.
Two-Hour Garden Art
By Ruby Begonia
With these 52 projects, you can choose just the right easy-to-make editions for every outdoor area. Redecorate your front porch in Victorian, Southern, Country, Formal, or Shabby-chic. Refresh your windows, inside and out, with eye-catching planter boxes, shelves, and cut flowers. Decorative yard displays include a nostalgic lemonade stand, copper table, candelabra plant stand, and lighted crystal trees. Patio accessories offer lights, lanterns, finials, and niches. Small accessories include a bird feeder, pot pond, tea service, and solarium, while large garden accessories feature flower be trains, a gate trellis, garden clock, mosaic fountain, and art wall.
Tole-Painted Outdoor Projects
By Areta Bingham
The real beauty of these projects is in the simplicity of the painting techniques and the resplendent use of colour. This book is packed with creative, appealing ideas which are easy to follow or put your own personality, skill and imagination into each project and create your own unique treasures! Stepping stones and rocks are transformed by beautiful painted flowers, and will brighten an empty spot in the garden and add colour. Tole-paint sumptuous floral designs on outdoor tables and chairs, candleholders, or even a wheelbarrow ¿ the possibilities are endless! The designs are breathtaking - your garden will bloom with charm.