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The garden lover's guide to Italy
Hobhouse, Penelope.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
144 pages ; color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Over 100 gardens from Boboli to Isola Bella"--Cover.

Originally published: London : M. Beazley, 1998.
Added Author:
Format :


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SB466.I8 H63 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This authoritative new series of guidebooks to the gardens of Europe is the perfect companion for any garden enthusiast, whether tourist or armchair traveler. Each title is a richly illustrated in-depth guide to over 100 gardens, from the famous to little-known hidden treasures, and features colorful photography and easy-to-read illustrations commissioned especially for this series. Also included are maps, directions, complete visitor information, special features, and neighboring sites of interest. Each guide, written by a gardening expert, begins with a comprehensive background on the country's garden history and local climate. The most significant gardens in each volume are featured in even greater detail, accompanied by illustrated plans of the gardens and close-up views of particular features. The numerous color photographs and maps show travelers what awaits at each garden. The Garden Lover's Guides are indispensible aids for those planning European travel itineraries. The Garden Lover's Guide to Britain, written by Patrick Taylor, ranges from the sweeping views of Stourhead to the jungle-like ambiance of Inverewe on the Scottish coast. The Garden Lover's Guide to Italy includes the Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como, Roman villa gardens, and the exotic, sub-tropical parks of Sicily.

Author Notes

Penelope Hobhouse is an internationally renowned garden writer and garden planning consultant. Her publications include Color in Your Garden, The Country Garden, and Garden Style.