The English Garden

Author: Charles Quest-Ritson
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567922643
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Gardening

Gardening is not only about plants; it is also about lifestyles, money, and class. Among the rich, gardens are symbols of social and economic success; among the poor, they are an aid to survival. Most historians have concentrated on the development of garden styles and fashions, but the whole story cannot be told without reference to social and economic conditions. Charles Quest-Ritson sets out to put gardening in its context. He shows how gardens have been altered through the generations in direct response to changes in English society itself, and he explains the social and Wnancial reasons why gardening evolved as it did.Chapter by chapter, from 1500 to the present day, he asks what owners sought from their gardens. Why did people garden? What did they get out of it? Were gardens for food, flowers, or recreation? What was fashionable, and why? What was the impact of science and technological innovation? How were plants acquired, propogated, and distributed? Who were the gardening experts? What did it all cost? What were gardens for?Accompanied by beautiful four-color illustrations throughout, Quest-Ritson's engaging narrative is an essential guide for anyone interested in the history of gardens and how they matched the changing needs and inspiration of garden owners, rich and poor.

The Story of the English Garden

Author: Ambra Edwards
Publisher: National Trust
ISBN: 1911358251
Release Date: 2018-06-28
Genre: Gardening

The Story of the English Garden is the National Trust's accessible history of the nation's gardens, sumptuously illustrated and artfully curated. From tiny medieval gardens to vast Georgian parks, from Victorian glasshouses crammed with exotic specimens to the elegant outdoor 'rooms' of the Edwardians and the functional, ecologically aware gardens of today, this book explores the love affair between the English and their gardens for over 500 years. It's a fascinating story about passion – and power and politics too. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout and includes new photography of some of the most influential gardens in the world, including Sissinghurst. Drawn from the National Trust's extensive archives, The Story of the English Garden is the definitive guide to Europe's greatest collection of historic gardens – a rich celebration of World Heritage sites, rare and exotic plants and groundbreaking architectural design.

The History Of the English Garden

Author: Susanne Busch
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638531894
Release Date: 2006-08-08
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, Dresden Technical University, course: Englishness, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In no other country in the world are more gardens open to the general public than in England. There is both a huge variety of styles and a big selection of plants. The list of international wellknown gardens is long. Gardens like Sissinghurst and Stourhead show the special character and greatness of the English Garden; however, each garden has its own flair and expresses the sometimes quite eccentric personality of the owner or creator. Besides, in England a person who renders gardening a great service gains honour and fame. For many gardening is more a prestigious rather than plainly a leisure activity. The art of the garden plays an important role in English society in general. The garden authority with the most influence is the “Royal Horticultural Society”, which has nearly 250,000 members. The garden festivals they arrange are popular social events. Moreover, the National Trust is a famous and very important institution concerning conservation work. The full name stands for the principles of this charity: “The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty”. One aim of their work is to care for over 230 gardens in Great Britain. Apart from this, Britain has a very favourable climate. Frost-free zones for tropical plants as well as cold and windy weather can be found in only one county - e.g. in Cornwall. That makes it possible to get so different impressions of a landscape in a small part of the country and the climate meets the requirements for the 120,000 different species of plants growing in British gardens. The vividness of the English garden history in the present art of garden is remarkable. Many ideas were taken over from former garden styles like planting lavender, rosemary and ivy which were all brought to England by the Romans and can be find in all gardens today. Maybe the typical English garden like the continental people might see it is the English Landscaped Garden, which is the English contribution to the garden history.The recent head gardener of the Trelissick Gardens (National Trust), Barry Champion, may answer the question why the English people of all nations are famous for their love of gardens.He thinks that there is a difference in the art of gardening for example between the Germans and the English. [...]

English Garden Cities

Author: Mervyn Miller
Publisher: Historic England
ISBN: 9781848023208
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Architecture

The Garden City Movement provided a radical new model for the design and layout of housing at the turn of the nineteenth century and set standards for the twentieth century which were of international significance. The vision of the movement's founder, Ebenezer Howard, drew on many strands of political and utopian thought, and initially aimed at addressing the problems of an increasingly urban and dysfunctional society along 'the peaceful path to real reform'. It took only five years, from 1898 to 1903 for the idea to take root in the open fields of North Hertfordshire, when Earl Grey proclaimed the Letchworth Garden City Estate open. Letchworth was followed by Hampstead Garden Suburb, Welwyn Garden City and numerous smaller developments, and Garden City ideas informed both inter-war housing policy and New Town planning after the Second World War. Present-day issues such as sustainable development and eco-settlements have their roots in the Garden City. Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change. This will not only appeal to planners and conservation professionals, but also residents of the garden cities.

How to Read an English Garden

Author: Andrew Eburne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448147489
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Gardening

Richard Taylor, author of the best-selling How to Read a Church, joins forces with garden historian Andrew Eburne to produce the ultimate guide to historic and modern gardens. Gardens are amongst the fastest-growing visitor attractions today - in the UK alone 15 million people will visit a garden this year. How to Read an English Garden is the essential book for every garden lover. It provides an account of the different elements of gardens of all ages and explains their meaning and their history: here, you'll find the answer to such questions as: when were tulips introduced into our gardens, and what was 'tulip-mania'? What is a knot-garden, and what was the origin of its design? Who was 'Capability' Brown, and how did he get his name? Why are mazes such a common feature in English garden design? In addition, the book explains how lawns, flowerbeds, trees and ponds came to be a feature not just of grand houses but of gardens everywhere. Among the many subjects covered are: garden design, plant introductions and collectors, kitchen gardens, water gardens, and garden styles from around the world: English, American, Chinese and Moorish to name just a few. Clearly laid out and beautifully illustrated, How to Read an English Garden brings historic and modern gardens to life: a book to accompany garden visitors everywhere, or to be enjoyed and dipped into at home.

America s Romance with the English Garden

Author: Thomas J. Mickey
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780821444528
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Gardening

The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery catalogs with beautiful pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest garden accessories—in other words, the quintessential English-style garden. America’s Romance with the English Garden is the story of tastemakers and homemakers, of savvy businessmen and a growing American middle class eager to buy their products. It’s also the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer. Seed and nursery catalogs delivered aspirational images to front doorsteps from California to Maine, and the English garden became the look of America.

My English Garden Workbook 7

Author: Dr Vijaya
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789325986329
Release Date:
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

My English Garden is an innovative course comprising coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. The course caters to the needs of the learners and facilitators through its constructivist approach. It blends the principles of communicative language teaching with a functional approach to grammar through task-based learning. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless and engrossing for learners.

My English Garden Coursebook 8 VRApp

Author: Shalu Mehra
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789352713509
Release Date:
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

My English Garden is an innovative course in English language learning, which combines principles of communicative language learning with a functional approach to grammar through task-based learning.

My English Garden Workbook 2

Author: Shalu Mehra & Dr Vijaya
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789325986275
Release Date:
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

My English Garden is an innovative course comprising coursebooks and workbooks for Classes 1-8. The course caters to the needs of the learners and facilitators through its constructivist approach. It blends the principles of communicative language teaching with a functional approach to grammar through task-based learning. Through their simple, lucid and visually appealing presentation of content, the books make language acquisition effortless and engrossing for learners.

Medieval English Gardens

Author: Teresa McLean
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486781198
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: History

Illustrated survey of gardening lore from the Norman Conquest to the Renaissance reveals wealth of ancient secrets drawn from obscure sources, chronicling cultivation of pleasure gardens as well as herbariums, orchards, and vineyards.

My English Garden Coursebook 5

Author: Shalu Mehra
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789352713479
Release Date:
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

My English Garden is an innovative course in English language learning, which combines principles of communicative language learning with a functional approach to grammar through task-based learning.

Seeds of Fortune

Author: Sue Shephard
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408837740
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Genre: Gardening

For over a century, and across five generations, the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of hundreds of new plants into gardens, conservatories and houses and were amongst the foremost European cultivators and hybridisers of their day. The story begins in 1768 when a Scotsman called John Veitch came to England to find his fortune, starting out as a gardener for the aristocracy. Realising that horticultural mania had begun to spread throughout the social classes, John's son, James, opened a nursery in Exeter and began to send some of the first commercial plant collectors into the Americas, Australia, India, Japan, China and the South Seas. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Veitch's had become key figures within the gardening establishment, involved with the Royal Horticultural Society from its beginnings and the great Chelsea Flower Show. Combining an historian's eye for detail with a flair for storytelling, Shephard charts the fortunes of one family and through them tells the fascinating story of the modern English garden.

English Gardens in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tim Richardson
Publisher: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120014167
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Gardening

For over a century, Country Life has been an influential force in the world of garden design, chiefly as a result of its weekly articles on country houses and gardens illustrated with specially commissioned photography. The magazine’s unrivalled archive of photographs is the key source for this comprehensive history of the changing styles of garden design during the twentieth century.Gertrude Jekyll was one of the first contributors and advisors to Country Life, and in her wake a succession of gardening and architectural editors has used its pages to champion a favoured garden style. Tim Richardson, himself a former gardens editor of the magazine, has drawn on this remarkable legacy to produce the first serious study of English garden design in the twentieth century.The story begins with Arts and Crafts gardens, typified by herbaceous borders and modern planting, and continues with the Edwardian debate between formality and ‘wild’ gardening, interwar grandeur, post-war practicality, and finally the emergence of visionary and pioneering artists’ gardens.