Amazing Gardens of the World
Spectacular Classic & Contemporary Gardens
By Vivienne Hambly (Author)
Including formal French gardens and English landscape gardens; famous botanical gardens and little-known curiosities; Iranian and Persian gardens; grand, country-house gardens and inner-city gardens; Zen gardens, strolling Japanese gardens and Chinese gardens; medicinal gardens and one poison garden; knot gardens and Roman gardens, Amazing Gardens of the World explores a huge variety of the approaches and uses of gardening around the world over millennia. In telling the stories of these places, the book touches on the lives of the people who worked in them, designed them, and owned them—people such as Prince Charles, Capability Brown, Gertrude Jekyll, Edith Wharton, and Agatha Christie. Amazing Gardens of the World not only champions the splendor of the world's most magnificent gardens but also reveals many fascinating stories about the history of these places and the people who created them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Vivienne Hambly is Deputy Editor of The English Garden magazine and was previously Features Editor of The English Home magazine and Managing Editor of South African Garden and Home. She has also contributed to the Guardian and Sunday Times (South Africa), as well as the nature-writing anthology Summer. Vivienne has a degree in geography and journalism from Rhodes University, South Africa, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She grew up in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and now lives in London.