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Batey, The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge.

Batey, Mavis / Palmer, Hugh (photographer). The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge. London, Macmillan, 1989. 20 cm x 24 cm. 192 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following essays: Introduction / Mediaeval Origins / St Frideswide's Cloister Garden / Profit and Pleasure in the College Gardens / Elizabethan Oxford and Cambridge / Botanical Gardening / The Restoration / The Grand Manner / The Glorious Revolution and Dutch Gardening / The Pleasure of the Imagination / Landscaping in the Age of Taste / The Picturesque / Horticulture in Victorian Oxford and Cambridge / Arts and Crafts / Modern Oxford and Cambridge.

"The college gardens of Oxford and Cambridge have survived to form a unique part of gardening history and present a collegiate layout of cloisters, quadrangles, courts and walks unrivalled in the world. This is an informative guide to those gardens and also offers a history of gardening through the ages, covering a 700-year period, from the development of the medieval monastery through to the landscape garden of today. It describes the plants to be found and recounts the story of how architects, painters, poets and philosophers as important as Wren, Hawksmoor, Addison, Jekyll, Ruskin, Morris and Lutyens were all instrumental in helping create these historic gardens. Mavis Batey has written many articles and publications including "Alice's Adventures in Oxford". She designs and restores gardens. Hugh Palmer's photographs have appeared in "Country Life", "Interiors", "Homes & Gardens" and other publications." (Publisher)

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Batey, The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge.

Batey, The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge.

Batey, The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge.
Batey, The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge.

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