Rescuing Eden: Preserving America's Historic Gardens

by Curtice Taylor (Photographer)

Other authorsCaroline Seebohm (Contributor)
Hardcover, 2015



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The Monacelli Press (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 224 pages


Each garden has been specially photographed by noted landscape and garden photographer Curtice Taylor, and introduced with authoritative and engaging text from design historian Caroline Seebohm, encouraging readers to appreciate the landscapes that serve not only as windows on American history, but living, flourishing pleasure grounds for botanists, horticulturalists, and nature lovers throughout the United States.

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LibraryThing member WaltNoise
This is a beautiful book showing restored American gardens. The photos are bound to inspire a road trip or two. The gardens covered are:
• Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
• Moffatt-Ladd House Portsmouth, NH
• William Paca House, Annapolis
• Barnsley Gardens Adairsville, GA
• Saint-Gaudens
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National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
• Blithewold Gardens, Bristol, RI
• Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
• Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
• Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Detroit
• The Fells, Newbury, NH
• Untermyer Park, Yonkers
• Filoli, Woodside, CA
• Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ
• Deepwood Estate, Salem, OR
• The Kampong. Miami
• Alcatraz, San Francisco
• Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, NY
• Anne Spencer Garden, Lynchburg, VA
• Ladew Topiary Garden, Monkton, MD
• Yew Dell Botanical Garden, Crestwood, KY
• Lotusland, Santa Barbara, CA
• Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, ME
• Madoo Garden, Sagaponack, NY
• Peckerwood Garden, Hempstead, TX
• Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Bishopville, SC
• Hollister House Garden, Washington, CT
• Montrose, Hillsborough, NC
• Charles Richards Garden, Great Wass Island, ME
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224 p.; 11.28 inches


1580934080 / 9781580934084
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