Gardening

Does your garden need some tender loving care? We have stories about gardens and gardeners to indulge in; reference books to enlighten; coffee table books to inspire; garden design books to guide; and a range of specialty books on Australian gardens, fruit and vegetable gardening, and various species.

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Cover Image, Fascists Among Us

Jonathan Drori
Laurence King
ISBN 9781786276063
Paperback 2020
Price $AU 24.99
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In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Each of these strange and true tales - populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts - is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.


Lives of the Great Gardeners

Cover Image, Lives of the Great Gardeners

Stephen Anderton
Thames & Hudson
ISBN 9780500518564
Hardback 2016
Price $AU 60.00
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Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. Some have been aristocratic amateur gardeners, others professional designers with an international practice. Some have come to garden-making from sister arts such as sculpture or painting; some have been hands-on nurserymen or botanists. What they all have in common, no matter where or when they were born, is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times. The book contains four sections. 'Gardens of Ideas' moves from the politically allusive gardens of 18th-century England made by men such as William Kent, to Charles Jencks' Scottish garden inspired by 21st-century cosmography. 'Gardens of Straight Lines' explores the lives of the great formalist gardeners, from Le Notre at Versailles to the rational English minimalism of contemporary designer Christopher Bradley-Hole.


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