Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Review: 'Victorian Gardens' by Caroline Holmes

Victorian Gardens by Caroline Holmes, 2005, Schiffer, $29.95, hardbound, 159 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: good. Where we got it: bought it. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

Starting off with an overview of various gardening styles the Victorians employed, this book also covers the restoration of The Plantation Garden in Norwich, the recreation of various gardens, and much more. 

Topics include vegetables and fruits, parterres ('by the ground'; these are low patterned box edged gardens), pools, paths and paving, topiary, fernery, and a walk in a Victorian rose garden.

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