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The Medieval Garden
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500016917, Hardcover)The medieval garden offered pleasure, reopse, and refreshmen to the senses. In this delightful new book, garden historian and lecturer Sylvia Landsberg uses manuscript descriptions and other sources to paint a piture of the many different kinds of gardens that existed in medieval times, from the small, enclosed herber with its plant borders to the vast cultivated parks of the royalty and nobility. 85 illustrations, 35 in color.
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"The medieval garden offered pleasure, repose and refreshment to the senses as well as food and medicine. From detailed manuscript descriptions and illustrations Sylvia Landsberg builds up a picture of the various styles of garden and the plants used in medieval times, many of which are still available to the present-day gardener. She combines her historical knowledge with practical experience gained from creating medieval gardens at various sites in England, including Queen Eleanor's garden at Winchester and a physic garden for the fictional Brother Cadfael at Shrewsbury. Uniquely, the book offers practical advice on how to create typical medieval features in your own garden, such as a turf-covered brick bench, a rose- or vine-covered trellis or an authentic floral border."--BOOK JACKET.
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