Thenford

The Creation of an English Garden

Author: Anne Heseltine,Michael Heseltine

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784979724

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 2205

This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

Thenford

The Creation of an English Garden

Author: Anne Heseltine,Michael Heseltine

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781784979737

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 7917

This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

The Private Gardens of England

Author: Tania Compton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472121023

Category: Gardening

Page: 464

View: 8945

The Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year Described by Vogue as 'the revelatory garden book for our age' and a 'splendid new book' (Sebastian Shakespeare, Daily Mail), The Private Gardens of England is a glorious celebration of the art of gardening through some of the country's hidden horticultural jewels. Thirty-five English private gardens, thoughtfully selected by the writer and designer Tania Compton, are vividly described in the words of their owners, who bring an astonishing sense of intimacy to their own creations as well as their collaborations with some of the leading garden designers of today. From the Bannermans' romantic Cornish castle to the windswept shores of Howick in Northumberland via Jasper Conran in Somerset and Tom Stuart-Smith in Hertfordshire, an eclectic range of gardens is revealed. The traditional English garden is seen through the fresh eyes of plantswomen such as Mary-Anne Robb at Cothay Manor and Arabella Lennox-Boyd at Gresgarth Hall, alongside Hilborough House in Norfolk and Ferne Park in Dorset that recently only existed as fields. The historic landscape gardens of Boughton House and St Paul's Walden Bury are explored alongside the contemporary and conceptual at Plaz Metaxu in Devon. From the private walled garden at Petworth to the wildflower-strewn meadows of Spye Park, each garden is a testament to the thriving art of English gardening. With contributions from the country's best garden photographers, The Private Gardens of England reveals gardening at its highest level. It will inform and inspire anyone with a love of gardening, beauty and excellence. 'The photographs are take-your-breath-away spellbinding . . . The minute level of detail here will satisfy real gardeners, elevating this book far above its competition.' Sarah Feeley, English Garden 'Captures a brilliant moment in our history, where plantsmanship, good design and love of plants have all come together . . . compelling format . . . the photography and production are superb.' Kathryn Bradley-Hole, Country Life One of Christopher Woodward's Books of the Year in the Evening Standard

Minders

Author: Michele Jaffe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101596414

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6188

"A dark, dangerous and twisty near-future mystery from the incomparable Michelle Jaffe. Don't miss this book!"--Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Blue Bloods Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in? Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him. Q: What if the crime is murder? Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable. Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind? Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves. A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching who?

The Great Gardeners

Author: Stephen Anderton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518564

Category:

Page: 304

View: 8355

Entertaining and accessible the lives of the men and women, many of them multitalented artists, who created some of the world s most extraordinary gardens, and whose legacy continues to inspire"

The Think Big Movement

Grow your business big. Very Big!

Author: Jon Dwoskin,A.J. Reilly

Publisher: Waldorf Publishing

ISBN: 1945173475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 2691

The Think Big Movement is a business recipe book that takes you back to the fundamentals of business. Not just any business-your business. It will give you the actual tools, effective best practices and step-by-step guidance you have been craving no matter what stage of growth or success your business is currently at. The result? Your business leaps to its next level … and beyond. Many business people experience the obstacle of being inconsistent and understanding the compound effect that consistency (or lack thereof) has on their business. The Think Big Movement teaches you, inspires you and gives you the mindset to dramatically shift your paradigm and to see, feel and experience BIG results in your business. Get ready to start small, take action, and Think BIG!

British Gardens

History, Philosophy and Design

Author: Tom Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415518789

Category: Gardening

Page: 456

View: 8784

Garden design began in West Asia and spread through Europe. This book tells how, in the British Isles, it flourished to an extraordinary degree. Following the historical method in Tom Turnere(tm)s books on Asian gardens (2010) and European gardens (2011), it uses almost 1000 colour photographs, plans and style diagrams to provide a word and image history of garden design. Individual chapters cover the Celtic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Arts and Crafts, Modern and Postmodern periods. Additional information about the gardens in the book is available on the Gardenvisit.com website, which the author edits eehttp://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/british_gardens_companion

Paradise and Plenty

A Rothschild Family Garden

Author: Mary Keen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910258125

Category:

Page: 304

View: 1812

A stunning exploration of the Rothschild's private garden and best kept secret, a world beyond most gardeners' dreams!

Landscape of Dreams

The Gardens of Isabel & Julia Bannerman

Author: Isabel Bannerman,Julian Bannerman

Publisher: Pimpernel Press

ISBN: 9781910258262

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 2957

Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been described as "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" (Min Hogg, World of Interiors) and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design" (Ruth Guilding, The Bible of British Taste). Their approach to design, while rooted in history and the classical tradition, is fresh, eclectic and surprising. They designed the British 9/11 Memorial Garden in New York and have also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and the Castle of Mey, Lord Rothschild at Waddesdon Manor, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk at Arundel Castle in Sussex and John Paul Getty II at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire. The garden they made for themselves at Hanham Court near Bath was acclaimed by Gardens Illustrated as the top garden of 2009, ahead of Sissinghurst. When they moved from Hanham it was to the fairytale castle of Trematon overlooking Plymouth Sound, where they have created yet another magical garden. Landscape of Dreams celebrates the imaginative and practical process of designing, making and planting all of these gardens, and many more.

A Natural History of English Gardening

1650-1800

Author: Mark Laird

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300196368

Category: Architecture

Page: 440

View: 9389

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the quest for order within the garden, and within the natural world

Music as an Art

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472955722

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 6122

Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German idealism, as well as recalling the author's struggle to encourage his students to distinguish the qualities of good music. Scruton then explains – via erudite chapters on Schubert, Britten, Rameau, opera and film – how we can develop greater judgement in music, recognising both good taste and bad, establishing musical values, as well as musical pleasures. As Scruton argues in this book, in earlier times, our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, the concert hall and the home; in the ceremonies and celebrations of ordinary life, religion and manners. Yet we no longer live in that world. Fewer people now play instruments and music is, for many, a form of largely solitary enjoyment. As he shows in Music as an Art, we live at a critical time for classical music, and this book is an important contribution to the debate, of which we stand in need, concerning the place of music in Western civilization.

Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas

Author: Responsive Classroom

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989840

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 9863

Responsive Classroom practices have helped thousands of special area teachers for more than 30 years. Here you'll find practical suggestions, charts, planners, and examples from experienced special area teachers who use Responsive Classroom practices every day. You'll learn how to: Open and close each period in calm, orderly waysSet students up for success by modeling and practicing skills and routinesUse positive teacher languageEngage students more deeplyRefocus and recharge students with quick, fun, movement breaksRespond to misbehavior to get students back to learning

Capability Brown

Designing the English Landscape

Author: John Phibbs

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848833

Category: Gardens, English

Page: 280

View: 4457

Unique in scope -- encompassing every major Brown landscape in the UK, as well as some lesser known and formative locations. Written by the leading expert in Brown's landscape work -- unique in that he is an academic expert on Brown and a hands-on landscaper who has worked on the landscapes themselves. Will appeal to English country house audiences. The definitive survey of Lancelot Brown's famous landscapes and gardens in Britain, published to coincide with the tercentenary celebrations in 2016.

Eyes of Artillery

The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II

Author: Edgar F. Raines

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aerial observation (Military science)

Page: 372

View: 9984

The Story of the English Garden

Author: Ambra Edwards

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358251

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 2109

The Story of the English Garden is the National Trust's accessible history of the nation's gardens, sumptuously illustrated and artfully curated. From tiny medieval gardens to vast Georgian parks, from Victorian glasshouses crammed with exotic specimens to the elegant outdoor 'rooms' of the Edwardians and the functional, ecologically aware gardens of today, this book explores the love affair between the English and their gardens for over 500 years. It's a fascinating story about passion – and power and politics too. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout and includes new photography of some of the most influential gardens in the world, including Sissinghurst. Drawn from the National Trust's extensive archives, The Story of the English Garden is the definitive guide to Europe's greatest collection of historic gardens – a rich celebration of World Heritage sites, rare and exotic plants and groundbreaking architectural design.

English Book Collectors

Author: William Younger Fletcher,Walter Stanley Graves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book collectors

Page: 448

View: 6264

The Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

Author: Michael Morrison

Publisher: Lantern

ISBN: 9781921384158

Category:

Page: 288

View: 2832

"Cruden Farm was given to the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in 1928 as a wedding present from her husband Sir Keith Murdoch. The farm at Langwarrin, about 50 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, was a place she cherished throughout her long life. The beautiful garden she created there with gardener Michael Morrison is one of Australia's finest. In 1984 Michael began to keep garden diaries, a practice that endures to this day. He writes of the plants that have thrived and those they've lost, of terrible heat and freak storms, of escaped cows and memorable parties. The diaries recount the plans he and Dame Elisabeth hatched, the triumphs and tensions, the sheer fun of making a garden together. In an age preoccupied with selfies and spotlight chasers, Michael Morrison's diaries remind us of a different way of living - of more than forty years spent quietly but passionately dedicated to one special garden and its unique owner."

You Should Have Been Here Last Week

Sharp Cuttings from a Garden Writer

Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910258866

Category:

Page: 208

View: 5619

A career spent traveling the world looking at gardens, and meeting their sometimes eccentric custodians, has resulted in a fund of unlikely experiences and encounters. There was, for example, that alligator-infested American garden, or the time our hero set up his tent in the woods at Great Dixter in a thunderstorm, only to find he was not where he thought he was. On a more serious note, the book contains some of Tim Richardson's most influential and provocative columns as well as articles and essays on specific gardens, places, and landscape themes.