The gardens and parks at Hampton Court Palace

by Longstaffe-Gowan, Todd, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2005
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q SB466.G8 H355 2005
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
 
Call Number  q SB466.G8 H355 2005
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
The privy garden
The pond gardens
The great fountain garden
The west front
The courts
The wilderness
The tiltyard
The glasshouse nursery
Hampton court green and the Vrow walk
The parks
The barge walk
The fame of Hampton Court palace gardens.

Additional Information
Subjects Hampton Court (Richmond upon Thames, London, England)
Gardens, Baroque -- England -- London.
Gardens -- England -- London -- Design -- History.
Publisher London :Frances Lincoln,2005
Contributors Russell, Vivian, 1952-
Language English
Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-203) and index.
ISBN 0711223688
9780711223684
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