ROYAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD: 21 Celebrated Gardens

Book number: 92796 Product format: Hardback Author: MARK LANE

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From the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Fontainebleau Palace, Prague Castle, Het Loo, Frederiksborg and Peterhof Palaces, to Highgrove, Hampton Court, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, we travel from England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, India, Bali (the Tirta Gangga) to Japan on a royal tour. Through beautiful photographs and vivid descriptions we discover the unique style of each luxury garden design from peaceful sacred water gardens to Moorish and Renaissance influences, and an insight into the theatres of politics, power and personalities that shaped these royal gardens. With layout plans and information about key plants, this global collection takes the reader on a journey through the world's most significant horticultural gems and ways of life from an historic past like temples and palaces and swimming pools and ponds nestled in rice fields and around natural springs in Bali, and all the colours and textures, grace and beautiful design only royalty could afford. The Taj Mahal in Agra is undoubtedly one of the most important monumental sites in the world and the greatest Indo-Islamic architectural achievement - and the gardens that line the banks of the Yamuna are a wonderful insight into the period of the Mughal Empire, their dynasties, traditions and beliefs. Exquisite colour photography throughout and a text by the UK's first garden designer in a wheelchair. 240pp, 24.77 x 29.6cm.
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Product Format Hardback
ISBN 9780857838018
Published Price £35

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