The gardens and parks at Hampton Court Palace
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Hampton Court Palace has the finest Baroque park and garden layout in Britain. Set within 2,000 acres of parkland and bounded on its south and east sides by the River Thames, the historic landscape possesses a rich overlay of garden improvements from the early 16th to the 21st centuries. This book explores the history of this landscape. Among the many themes it addresses are the role and impact of patrons, designers and estate workers; planting and horticultural techniques; statuary, fountains and other garden ornaments; and maintenance and conservation. The photographs by Vivian Russell that accompany the text constitute the most comprehensive topographical survey of the palace's gardens since the late 18th century.
ContentsThe privy garden
The pond gardens
The great fountain garden
The west front
The glasshouse nursery
Hampton court green and the Vrow walk
The barge walk
The fame of Hampton Court palace gardens.
Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)
Gardens, Baroque -- England -- London.
Gardens -- England -- London -- Design -- History.
|Publisher|| London :Frances Lincoln,2005
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-203) and index.