Great Gardens of the World

Author(s): Penelope Hobhouse


"Great Gardens of the World" is a survey of the great gardens of the world, presented through magnificent photographic images and the descriptions of legendary garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse. Here you will find the oases of the Middle East, the gardens of Chinese scholars, Japanese sages and Renaissance humanists, French baroque gardens, the English landscape garden of Capability Brown and his followers. Here too are the gardens of the great modern designers, among them Roberto Burle Marx, Fernando Caruncho, Dan Kiley, John Brookes and James van Sweden.


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Penelope Hobhouse is internationally renowned as a gardener, writer and garden designer. The author of many classic works including Colour in your Garden, Garden Style, Penelope Hobhouse On Gardening, and Penelope Hobhouse's Garden Designs (all published by Frances Lincoln), and Plants in Garden History, The Story of Gardening and Gardens of Persia.

General Fields

  • : 9780711226159
  • : francl
  • : francl
  • : 1.991
  • : August 2006
  • : 305mm X 250mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Penelope Hobhouse
  • : Hardback
  • : 712.6
  • : 272
  • : 200 illustrations