Gardens

Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservations by the Garden Club of Virginia

By Dorothy Hunt Williams

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Read about some of the many historic sites that the Garden Club of Virginia has preserved through the years.

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Grandmother's Garden: The Old-Fashioned American Garden, 1865 - 1915

By May Brawley Hill

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The first serious study of traditional American perennial gardens, which attained great popularity in the years between the Civil War and World War I, this abundantly illustrated volume explores this old-fashioned garden style--frequently referred to as "grandmother's garden"--as seen in small towns, artists' colonies and craft villages, mining towns, and settlements on the Western frontier.

 

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Gardenwalks: 101 of the Best Gardens from Maine to Virginia and Recommended Walks throughout the Country

By Marina Harrison

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A perfect companion for travel planning! Find lovely public gardens that will please a wide variety of tastes.

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Gardens and Landscapes of Virginia

By Richard Cheek

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The Garden Club of Virginia presents a photographic tour of some of the finest gardens in the state.
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Antiques from the Garden

By Alistair Morris

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A perfect book for those who enjoy old and eclectic gardens. The Antique Collectors' Club details the large garden pieces, such as fountains and gazebos, as well as fascinating, old-fashioned gardening implements.

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The Imaginary Garden

By Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

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Poppa's move to an apartment brings his gardening to an end until granddaughter Theo comes up with an idea to grow a new, imaginary garden! JE Lar
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Butterflies in the Garden

By Carol Lerner

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Illustrations of more than three dozen butterflies shows families how to lure the winged beauties into their gardens and explains how butterflies grow from caterpillars to full-grown fliers. J595.789 Le
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Virginia's Historic Homes and Gardens

Beautiful photographs show some of Virginia's best-known and lesser-known historic sites and gardens at their most glorious. Most are open to visitors. Some of the houses mentioned include Abram's Delight, Bacon's Castle, Gunston Hall, Kenmore, Maymont, Oatlands, Point of Honor, and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Includes a bibliography and index.

Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservation Work of the Garden Club of Virginia, 1975-2007

By Margaret Page Bemiss

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"For more than seventy-five years, The Garden Club of Virginia has undertaken garden research and preservation work at numerous historic sites across the Old Dominion, restoring and creating beautiful landscapes for the education and enjoyment of all, from backyard gardeners to design professionals. Historic Virginia Gardens documents in breathtaking fashion this important contribution to the Commonwealth's botanical and architectural heritage. Picking up where an earlier volume, dedicated to the period from 1930 to 1975, left off, this new book brings the Club's work from the period 1975 to 2007 to life through a graceful and informative text by Margaret Page Bemiss, a host of historical and contemporary drawings, extensive native and heritage plant lists, and 125 splendid new color photographs from the award-winning garden photographer Roger Foley."
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Royal Gardens

By Roy Strong

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Lovely photographs enhance this ode to British royal families' fascination with gardening. An entire chapter is devoted to the Prince Frederick and his wife's development of the gardens at Kew.

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