Books for Garden Week

The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

By M. Kent Brinkley

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"The authors present the history of gardening on twenty sites at Colonial Williamsburg, focusing on the eighteenth-century gardeners who planted them and the documentary and archaeological research that guided each garden's re-creation. Detailed plans and captivating photographs identify the plantings and show modern gardeners ways to enjoy the beauty of colonial gardens in their own yards."

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The Ornamental Herb Garden

By Catherine Mason

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An aid to designing beautiful and traditional knot gardens, window boxes, paths, and walls. Includes a guide to 50 of the most popular herbs.

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The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia: From Jamestown to Jefferson

By Peter Martin

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A scholarly look back at gardens of the past. Gardeners recorded their efforts from the settlement of Jamestown on. Both Jefferson and Washington were avid horticulturalists and left detailed note of their plants.

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Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon: Landscape of the Inner Man

By Mac Griswold

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For both gardeners and early American history buffs, this book documents the unknown George Washington: landscaper, farmer, and gardener of Mount Vernon.

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Williamsburg's Glorious Gardens

By Roger Foley

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Over 117 pages of brilliant photos explore the glorious formal and informal gardens of Williamsburg.

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