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Lessons From Great Gardeners

Lessons From Great Gardeners
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978-1-921966-92-7
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Matthew Biggs

Lessons from Great Gardeners: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us

Matthew Biggs

 

Since its earliest days, the art and science of gardening has been continually transformed and enhanced by great gardeners — men and women whose passion for gardening has driven them to improve and innovate, to overcome challenges and experiment with new ideas. These gardeners have provided inspiration for future generations, as have their gardens, which attract millions of visitors every year.

Lessons from Great Gardeners profiles forty of these remarkable figures and explores how their work can be used to inspire and instruct gardeners of all levels and abilities. From the greats of yesteryear to the best modern-day practitioners, the gardeners are drawn from throughout history and from around the world — including Australia’s own Jeremy Francis and New Zealand’s Bev McConnell.

The stories of their life and work are revealed, along with practical hints and tips that unlock the secrets gained from their long years of trial and error. Packed with botanical illustrations of their signature plants, the book also includes stunning photographs of twelve of the world’s most iconic gardens, from Jardin Majorelle in Morocco to Sissinghurst in Kent. This is a journey through the world of gardening past and present, and a beautifully presented source of inspiration and ideas for all gardens, great and small.


SPECIFICATIONS

Format:                                            Hardback – PLC

Measurements (height x width mm):           227 x 170mm

Illustrations (N/A, B&W, Colour):  Colour


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Pool and Outdoor Design

"Whether you are just starting out, or have been gardening for years, there is always something new to learn. This book will show you what is possible in your garden even with limited time, space or water."

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Organic Gardener, December 2015

“…an intriguing and delightful book…A fascinating easy-to-read journey through 500 years of gardening”.

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Home Magazine, Herald Sun, December 2015

“How often have you marveled at the great gardens of the world and wondered how the heck did they do it? This gem of a book answers that question”.

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Outdoor Rooms, December 2015

“Stunning photography is interspersed with botanical illustrations of some of the gardeners’ signature plants as stories from their lives and works are revealed.”

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Wyza, November 2015

“Uncover the secrets and history behind one of Australia’s most beautiful gardens”

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New Zealand Gardener, November 2015

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a gardener is a gardener, wherever in the world or whenever in history he or she happens to be born. I have been thinking about this because I've been reading Lessons from Great Gardeners: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us, a lovely book just released by Exisle Publishing, and it's struck me

how many universal truths there are about all gardeners, everywhere.”

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Commerical Horticultural Magazine NZ, November 2015

“Anyone interested in serious gardening or landscaping will thoroughly enjoy dipping into this feast of gardening history at its best.”

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Better Homes and Gardens, October 2015

“Lovers of good garden design shouldn’t be without Lessons from Great Gardeners…One to treasure now and in the future.”

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High life, October 2015

“This book would make a delightful gift, but leave some time to read it yourself first.”

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Splash, September 2015

“draws on artists who painted with plants,  inveterate collectors, eccentrics, experimenters, billionaires and monarchs who expressed  their creativity through their gardens”

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Hort Journal, September 2015

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“the information given about the plantsperson/gardener/designer (gives) you a little peek into their lives. Some were eccentric, mostly they were unconventional and freethinking and ahead of their time”

Gardening Australia, September 2015

contains the ‘eureka’ moments of 40 horticultural superstars… there is plenty here to inspire you

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SA Life, September 2015

“profiles 40 great gardeners and explores how their work can inspire gardeners of all abilities”

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Your Garden Magazine, September 2015

“Never underestimate the knowledge an expert gardener can impart. A new book shares the secrets of 40 great gardeners”

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The Adelaide Advertiser, September 2015

"I wanted to cover as many gardening styles as possible in different climates." And check out Matthew Biggs' five guiding principles for gardens!

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Garden Drum, September 2015

"An inviting book."

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Courier Mail, September 2015

“Biggs takes a wander through some of the world’s grandest gardens and ponders the legacy of their ground breaking creators”

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Belle, September 2015

Those with green thumbs will take inspiration from the 40 ‘gardening icons’ profiled in this volume

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