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Gardens of the World free pdf In "Gardens of the World," Graham, Sandra, and Linda Ross have compiled the highlights of their 30 years of world travel into one book. As passionate garden lovers they have traveled to every inhabited continent in search of natural beauty and serenity. These are some of the loveliest places in the world, ranging from cottages, public parks, rooftops, palaces and estates.
Due to the large geographical area, the Asian gardens featured in the book are as diverse as the cultures they reside in. China has poured time and resources into restoring beautiful traditional gardens, while Zen Buddhism and Japan's intricate past inspire the island nation's 500 to 700 year old gardens. The authors also praise Indonesian gardens as the most beautiful tropical gardens in the world.
The British Isles are home to quaint, well-planned English gardens, a style emulated throughout Northern Europe. In Italy and Spain the gardens are influenced by Mediterranean passion and unique historical influences, including the Moors and the Catholic Church.
In the Western Hemisphere the Ross' admire Canada's fusion of French and English methods and the United States' 'Arts and Crafts' style. The gardens of tropical Central and South America seem to require no human help, resulting in organic displays of unique colors, shapes, and textures.
Africa houses some of the world's most unique gardens, combining flora imported from Europe during the colonial era and native African plants. This fusion reflects the species-rich continent's diverse and complex past from the Mediterranean to the Cape of Good Hope.
As well as stunning photographs and highlights of the world's best gardens, the authors also provide details on how readers can visit these gardens themselves and when they should go.

About Graham Ross

Graham Ross is a respected horticulturist, whose 45-year career has spanned teaching, television, radio and publishing. He has presented gardening shows on Australian television for 35 years, broadcast radio for 30 and driven his private tour company for 29. His garden tour business integrates both his passion for teaching and his love of travel, and has resulted in this book of his favorite gardens from around the world. He hopes this book will inspire you to visit these gardens on your next holiday. Linda Ross is a widely traveled garden broadcaster, writer and photographer. Having studied landscape architecture and horticulture, she received the Young Achiever of the Year Award from the Horticultural Media Association of Australia in 2007 and is the author of "Sunsmart Waterwise Gardens" and "Design Your Garden" (published by Simon and Schuster), and most recently the co-author of "Frangipani" (published by New Holland). Sandra Ross is a horticulturist, garden writer and enthusiastic traveler. She combines these talents as a Director of Ross Garden Tours International. She travels widely, searching out and planning great garden journeys in beautiful places. Her love of heritage, culture, food and music enriches the itineraries she creates. Sandra loves the people behind the gardens and always seeks them out when she visits.

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Author : Graham Ross
Publisher : New Holland Publishers
Data Published : 01 April 2009
ISBN : 1877069515
EAN : 9781877069512
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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