Reflections from a Garden - Susan Hill; Rory Stuart;Pavilion, 1995, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “WHAT ARE GARDENS FOR, and how do we first come to them? What do they do for us? What makes a good garden? Gardens are places of refuge and relaxation, solace and stimulation. Reflections from a Garden is about all of these, but it also breaks the mould of contemporary garden books. The authors — one a practising garden designer, and both of them writers and garden-makers — aim to awaken gardeners to new possibilities for garden pleasure by reflecting on some of them in detail. So here are chapters on the Senses, Drama in the garden, Time, Water and gardens in literature. There is practical advice on planting, reassurance to the newcomer, and brisk encouragement to the nervous who long to liberate themselves from the tyranny of ‘gardening good taste’, together with consideration of whether and how to choose and use a designer. To balance this, a typical evocation of one perfect garden day, from dawn to dusk, encourages the reader to bask in the pure atmosphere of gardens. Susan Hill and Rory Stuart share an infectious enthusiasm for gardens, but some of their opinions challenge established views in this most traditional and conservative of areas. No anodyne compromise here, but an unusual, beautifully written and endlessly interesting garden book, handsomely illustrated with full-page wood engravings by lan Stephens.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 191
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