Historic Gardens Today

Spotlighting the men and women who devote their lives to nurturing historic parks and gardens, this volume illustrates these places as environmentally fragile landscapes in need of protection and the support of government and society.


Author: Michael Rohde

Publisher: Art Stock Books Limited

ISBN: 3361005787

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 840

Spotlighting the men and women who devote their lives to nurturing historic parks and gardens, this volume illustrates these places as environmentally fragile landscapes in need of protection and the support of government and society. In this book, 47 internationally renowned authors explain the difficulties and rewards of caring for these horticultural treasures.

Gardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation

... lie deeper questions that are almost sacrilege toposein today's science-based culture: what is the valueof today's science inmanaging historic gardens?


Author: Marion Harney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118508138

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 841

This comprehensive guide on historic garden and landscapeconservation will help landscape professionals familiarisethemselves with what the conservation of historic gardens, gardenstructures and designed landscapes encompasses. The aim of the series is to introduce each aspect ofconservation and to provide concise, basic and up-to-date knowledgewithin five volumes, sufficient for the professional to appreciatethe subject better and to know where to seek further help. Gardens & Landscapes in Historic BuildingConservation is an essential guide for everyone with aninterest in the conservation of historic gardens and designedlandscapes worldwide. The latest assessment of the origins, scopeand impact of gardens and designed landscapes is vitalreading. Covering history and theory, survey and assessment,conservation and management and the legislative framework the bookconsiders all aspects of garden and landscape conservation andrelated issues. It explores the challenge of conserving theseimportant sites and surviving physical remains and a conservationmovement which must understand, protect and interpret thoseremains. This book demonstrates how the discipline of the history andconservation of gardens and landscapes has matured in recentdecades, recognising the increased participation of professionalcontract and curatorial managers in the management of these sitesand in conserving and interpreting landscapes. Drawing on a wide range of sources, combining academic andprofessional perspectives, the book provides information and advicerelevant to all involved in trying to preserve one ofEngland’s greatest cultural contributions and legacy forfuture generations to enjoy. With chapters by all the leadingplayers in the field and illustrated by copious examples this givesessential guidance to the management and conservation of historicgardens and designed landscapes.

Preservation Restoration of Historic Gardens Landscapes

very few historic landscapes , at least corresponding to the ambitions of the original designers . . mutations ( atrium , loggia ... the plaza the gardens today from their finished form as conceived by the architect Pietro Ligurio .




ISBN: UVA:X000684382

Category: Gardens

Page: 64

View: 746

Victorian Gardens

The varied tastes of the Victorians extended to their gardens and landscapes, and Victorian Gardens describes the wide range of garden designs and planting styles that were created during Victoria's reign.


Author: Anne Jennings

Publisher: Historic England Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120013789

Category: Gardening

Page: 90

View: 207

The varied tastes of the Victorians extended to their gardens and landscapes, and Victorian Gardens describes the wide range of garden designs and planting styles that were created during Victoria's reign. The Victorians' inventiveness and enthusiasm for technology and industrial developments transformed professional British gardening into a sophisticated and skilled profession. Public parks, carpet bedding, kitchen gardens and glasshouse displays are only a few of the era's innovative horticultural contributions that are still enjoyed today. Many of today's gardeners are rediscovering the vibrant planting schemes popular over a century ago and we can learn much from the detailed plant lists and gardening instructions that are recorded in Victorian books and magazines.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia

restored flower and vegetable gardens , grove and For more information , call ( 434 ) 977-1234 or visit orchards . ... Today , visitors encounter the Tavern's past through an historical experience , which recreates SPECIAL EVENTS ...




ISBN: UVA:X030364552

Category: Gardens


View: 521

Byzantine Garden Culture

The range of issues related to historic gardens in general , and Byzantine ... Scholars today look for evidence of gardens in literary sources , for example ...


Author: Antony Robert Littlewood

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 0884022803

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 491

Individual essays discuss Byzantine conceptions of paradise, the textual evidence for monastic horticulture, animal and game parks, herbs in medicinal pharmacy, and the famous illustrated copy of Dioskorides's herbal manual in Vienna. An opening chapter explores questions and observations from the point of view of a non-Byzantine garden historian, and the closing chapter suggests possible directions for future scholarship in the field.

Managing Built Heritage

The historic house itself is of no more than modest interest, ... although now barely recognised or visible, in their time the historic gardens and parkland ...


Author: Derek Worthing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470697979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 785

This book examines management of the built cultural heritage through the use of the concept of cultural significance. It considers how and why cultural significance is assessed and how it can be used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes. Effective management of the built cultural heritage requires a clear understanding of what makes a place significant (and how that significance might be vulnerable) but the book also emphasises that this understanding of cultural significance must inform all activities in order to ensure that what is important about the place is protected and enhanced. The book was written in the midst of much fundamental rethinking, both nationally and internationally, on approaches to the conservation of our built cultural heritage. Managing Built Heritage: the role of cultural significance is analytical and reflective but also draws on real life examples to illustrate particular issues, looking at current approaches and drawing out best practice. The authors consider key policies and procedures that need to be implemented to help ensure effective management and the book will be useful for specialists in built cultural heritage - conservation officers, built heritage managers, architects, planners and surveyors - as well as for facilities and estates managers whose building stock includes listed buildings or buildings in conservation areas.

How to Read an English Garden

Owners of historic gardens today have to halance visitor access with the needs of conservation: an organization such as the National Tnist will restrict the ...


Author: Andrew Eburne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448147489

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 982

Richard Taylor, author of the best-selling How to Read a Church, joins forces with garden historian Andrew Eburne to produce the ultimate guide to historic and modern gardens. Gardens are amongst the fastest-growing visitor attractions today - in the UK alone 15 million people will visit a garden this year. How to Read an English Garden is the essential book for every garden lover. It provides an account of the different elements of gardens of all ages and explains their meaning and their history: here, you'll find the answer to such questions as: when were tulips introduced into our gardens, and what was 'tulip-mania'? What is a knot-garden, and what was the origin of its design? Who was 'Capability' Brown, and how did he get his name? Why are mazes such a common feature in English garden design? In addition, the book explains how lawns, flowerbeds, trees and ponds came to be a feature not just of grand houses but of gardens everywhere. Among the many subjects covered are: garden design, plant introductions and collectors, kitchen gardens, water gardens, and garden styles from around the world: English, American, Chinese and Moorish to name just a few. Clearly laid out and beautifully illustrated, How to Read an English Garden brings historic and modern gardens to life: a book to accompany garden visitors everywhere, or to be enjoyed and dipped into at home.

Australian Planting Design

What you do today may become a valued historic garden of tomorrow. Until around 1900, gardening was mostly the preserve of the gentry and the wealthy.


Author: Paul Thompson


ISBN: 9780643107038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 290

Australian Planting Design identifies and explores all aspects of developing better planting designs on any scale, raising awareness of the essential elements and encouraging readers to look with fresh eyes, to create anew. This new edition guides the reader through all the stages of designing a new garden and helps to visualise the garden through an understanding of space, light, earth form, structures and vegetation. It discusses the choosing of plants, their form and shape, balancing plant types, fire and vegetation, design and form. The final section of the book looks at the dynamic garden and the importance of designing for change. Australian Planting Design focuses on how Australian plants may be used in gardens, whatever their size, function or site. It shows the way to use our plants to form a variety of satisfying, interesting and purposeful areas for both people and nature. As the availability of a much wider range of Australian plants grows, so too does our understanding of their qualities and habits. Our changing ecological attitudes and broader understanding of local habitats have brought the Australian landscape into sharper focus and we have gained a new appreciation of its value for design expression. We are beginning to develop an urban landscape that belongs to the land, and garden designs that are more suitable to the environment of tomorrow. At last we have Australian plants for Australian places.

Managing Built Heritage

Today, it is leased as office accommodation to various public sector ... With little appreciation of the possible historic significance of the garden, ...


Author: Stephen Bond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118298732

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 909

This new edition examines management of built heritage through the use of values-led decision making, based on an understanding of the significance of the cultural asset. It considers how significance is assessed and used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes. The authors consider key policies and procedures that need to be implemented to help ensure effective management. The book will be useful for specialists in built heritage - conservation officers, heritage managers, architects, planners, engineers and surveyors - as well as for facilities and estates managers whose building stock includes protected or designated structures or buildings in conservation or other historic areas. describes management strategies and tools for a wide range of built heritage assets a reflective and informative guide on current conservation management explains how understanding and using conservation values (significance ) is essential to the protection of the built heritage uses real-life examples to draw out best practice

Seeking Eden

A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens Staci L. Catron, Mary Ann Eaddy ... survive today. e Historic Landscape Preservation Committee of the Garden ...


Author: Staci L. Catron

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820353005

Category: Gardening

Page: 488

View: 724

Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933. Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place–era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden. Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert B. Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century. FEATURED GARDENS: Andrew Low House and Garden | Savannah Ashland Farm | Flintstone Barnsley Gardens | Adairsville Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall | Roswell Battersby-Hartridge Garden | Savannah Beech Haven | Athens Berry College: Oak Hill and House o’ Dreams | Mount Berry Bradley Olmsted Garden | Columbus Cator Woolford Gardens | Atlanta Coffin-Reynolds Mansion | Sapelo Island Dunaway Gardens | Newnan vicinity Governor’s Mansion | Atlanta Hills and Dales Estate | LaGrange Lullwater Conservation Garden | Atlanta Millpond Plantation | Thomasville vicinity Oakton | Marietta Rock City Gardens | Lookout Mountain Salubrity Hall | Augusta Savannah Squares | Savannah Stephenson-Adams-Land Garden | Atlanta Swan House | Atlanta University of Georgia: North Campus, the President’s House and Garden, and the Founders Memorial Garden | Athens Valley View | Cartersville vicinity Wormsloe and Wormsloe State Historic Site | Savannah vicinity Zahner-Slick Garden | Atlanta

Music Sound and Architecture in Islam

Thus, in historic gardens today, when we hear the splashing of a fountain or the heavier rhythm of a waterwheelin motion, we are not hearing the actual ...


Author: Michael Frishkopf

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477312469

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 258

Tracing the connections between music making and built space in both historical and contemporary times, Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam brings together domains of intellectual reflection that have rarely been in dialogue to promote a greater understanding of the centrality of sound production in constructed environments in Muslim religious and cultural expression. Representing the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, art history, architecture, history of architecture, religious studies, and Islamic studies, the volume's contributors consider sonic performances ranging from poetry recitation to art, folk, popular, and ritual musics—as well as religious expressions that are not usually labeled as "music" from an Islamic perspective—in relation to monumental, vernacular, ephemeral, and landscape architectures; interior design; decoration and furniture; urban planning; and geography. Underscoring the intimate relationship between traditional Muslim sonic performances, such as the recitation of the Qur'an or devotional songs, and conventional Muslim architectural spaces, from mosques and Sufi shrines to historic aristocratic villas, gardens, and gymnasiums, the book reveals Islam as an ideal site for investigating the relationship between sound and architecture, which in turn proves to be an innovative and significant angle from which to explore Muslim cultures.

The Historic Gardens of Oxford Cambridge

Most of the herbs are familiar to today's cooks , but many of the vegetables listed would be considered weeds , and flowers such as marigolds , ' pot marigold ' ( Calendula officinalis ) , are no longer considered to have culinary uses ...


Author: Mavis Batey


ISBN: UOM:39015014954740

Category: Cambridge (England)

Page: 192

View: 870

This is a guide to the college gardens of Oxford and Cambridge, tracing over 700 years of gardening history. It is also tells the story of how architects, painters, poets and philosophers as important as Wren, Hawksmoor, Addison, Ruskin, Morris and Lutyens helped create them.

Historic Gardens

Today the possibility and the fear of its continuous deterioration has necessarily seen this view altered . ... The historic garden , from the point of view of restoration and its social function has not been treated up to now with all ...


Author: Commission of the European Communities


ISBN: UCSD:31822023629678

Category: Conservation and restoration

Page: 80

View: 442

Islamic Gardens and Landscapes

6 In Agra, excavations were recently carried out at an enigmatic garden on the ... although in addition to historic gardens they now also serve agricultural ...


Author: D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812207286

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 799

"In the course of my research," writes D. Fairchild Ruggles, "I devoured Arabic agricultural manuals from the tenth through the fourteenth centuries. I love gardening, and in these texts I was able to enter the minds of agriculturalists and botanists of a thousand years ago who likewise believed it was important and interesting to record all the known ways of propagating olive trees, the various uses of rosemary, and how best to fertilize a garden bed." Western admirers have long seen the Islamic garden as an earthly reflection of the paradise said to await the faithful. However, such simplification, Ruggles contends, denies the sophistication and diversity of the art form. Islamic Gardens and Landscapes immerses the reader in the world of the architects of the great gardens of the Islamic world, from medieval Morocco to contemporary India. Just as Islamic culture is historically dense, sophisticated, and complex, so too is the history of its built landscapes. Islamic gardens began from the practical need to organize the surrounding space of human civilization, tame nature, enhance the earth's yield, and create a legible map on which to distribute natural resources. Ruggles follows the evolution of these early farming efforts to their aristocratic apex in famous formal gardens of the Alhambra in Spain and the Taj Mahal in Agra. Whether in a humble city home or a royal courtyard, the garden has several defining characteristics, which Ruggles discusses. Most notable is an enclosed space divided into four equal parts surrounding a central design element. The traditional Islamic garden is inwardly focused, usually surrounded by buildings or in the form of a courtyard. Water provides a counterpoint to the portioned green sections. Ranging across poetry, court documents, agronomy manuals, and early garden representations, and richly illustrated with pictures and site plans, Islamic Gardens and Landscapes is a book of impressive scope sure to interest scholars and enthusiasts alike.

Cultural Urban Heritage

... to identify historical and current revitalisation models and enhancement criteria, ... and enable the future development of historic gardens and parks.


Author: Mladen Obad Šćitaroci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030106126

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

View: 582

This book presents strategies and models for cultural heritage enhancement from a multidisciplinary perspective. It discusses identifying historical, current and possible future models for the revival and enhancement of cultural heritage, taking into consideration three factors – respect for the inherited, contemporary and sustainable future development. The goal of the research is to contribute to the enhancement of past cultural heritage renovation and enhancement methods, improve the methods of spatial protection of heritage and contribute to the development of the local community through the use of cultural, and in particular, architectural heritage. Cultural heritage is perceived primarily through conservation, but that comes with limitations. If heritage is perceived and experienced solely through conservation, it becomes a static object. It needs to be made an active subject, which implies life in heritage as well as new purposes and new life for abandoned heritage. Heritage can be considered as a resource that generates revenue for itself and for the sustainability of the local community. To achieve this, it should be developed in accordance with contemporary needs and technological achievements, but on scientifically based and professional criteria and on sustainable models. The research presented in this book is based on the approach of Heritage Urbanism in a combination of experiments (case studies) and theory.

The Historical Garden

Today we can reinterpret these historical garden techniques to create microclimates which reduce energy consumption in the heating and cooling of buildings . GARDEN DEVICES FOR WARMTH Pliny the Younger's summer villa in Tuscany was one ...


Author: Chip Sullivan


ISBN: CORNELL:31924050780323

Category: Gardens

Page: 47

View: 581

Moon Philadelphia

... beautifully landscaped gardens, there is a sprawling multiroom greenhouse ... groundwork for the historic gardens that attract so many visitors today.


Author: Karrie Gavin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612388458

Category: Travel

Page: 285

View: 293

Journalist and Philadelphia native Karrie Gavin guides travelers around her hometown in Moon Philadelphia. She knows the best way to experience the City of Brotherly Love, whether it's exploring the 9,200 acres of Fairmount Park or sampling the city's renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. With advice on the navigating Philly's nightlife, wandering the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and enjoying recreational opportunities on the Schuylkill River, Moon Philadelphia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.