Author(s): HOBHOUSE, PENELOPE
The first book to explore the evolution of the Persian paradise garden from its ancient beginnings to today's modern designs, "Gardens of Persia" is available once again. Buildings, water and plants combine to give these gardens a beauty and a spiritual quality which have inspired garden design throughout time and in diverse cultures. Beginning with the oldest existing garden, Pasargadae, created more than 2,500 years ago, Penelope Hobhouse links the development of these gardens to Persia's great heritage and breathtaking historical architecture, and to their relationship to the 21st century. Meticulously researched and drawn from a profound understanding of gardens throughout the world, this wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated account offers a stimulating appreciation of gardening.
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* PENELOPE HOBHOUSE is a holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour and the Garden Writer's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. JERRY HARPUR has won numerous awards for his work and is a member of Photographic Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society. * A Kales Press book.