Penelope Hobhouse, the legendary authority on garden history, composes a beautifully crafted, lavishly illustrated history of gardening over millennia. From the cooling fountains of the Alhambra to the clean lines of the French parterre, The Story of Gardening draws fascinating connections among gardens across time and place. Hobhouse addresses styles and techniques from all over the world, revealing the origins of the world's most magnificent gardens. Award-winning journalist and garden historian Ambra Edwards worked alongside Hobhouse to bring this comprehensive classic up-to-date with today's most recent garden developments and trends.
Penelope Hobhouse is a garden writer, garden designer, garden historian, lecturer and gardener. For fourteen years until 1993 with her husband, Professor John Malins, she was in charge of the National Trust Gardens at Tintinhull House in Somerset. Today she lives in Dorset and travels in Europe, Australia and the United States lecturing and designing gardens.
Award-winning writer and garden historian, Ambra Edwards is the author of the National Trust's definitive history of English gardens, The Story of the English Garden, as well as the acclaimed Head Gardeners. Her work appears regularly in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and leading garden journals and she has been named Garden Media Guild's Journalist of the Year three times and received Inspirational Book of the Year for Head Gardeners at the Garden Media Guild Awards.
1.5" H x 10.1" L x 9.5" W