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The Resource The wild garden, by William Robinson ; with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke, (electronic resource)

The wild garden, by William Robinson ; with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke, (electronic resource)

Label
The wild garden
Title
The wild garden
Statement of responsibility
by William Robinson ; with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
William Robinson's revolutionary book, The Wild Garden, envisioned an authentically naturalistic approach to gardening that is more vital today than ever before. First published in 1870, The Wild Garden evolved through many editions and remained in print through the remainder of the author's lifetime (1838?1935). In the book, Robinson issued a forceful challenge to the prevailing style of the day, which relied upon tender plants arranged in rigidly geometrical designs. In sharp contrast, Robinson advocated for the use of hardy, locally adapted native and exotic plants arranged according to local growing conditions. Robinson's vision was inspired by his first-hand observations of natural habitats in Europe and North America, and he put his ideas into practice in his own garden at Gravetye Manor in West Sussex. The Wild Garden was ground-breaking and hugely influential in its day, and is stunningly relevant to twenty-first century gardeners and landscape stewards seeking to adopt sustainable design and management practices. In addition to the complete original text and illustrations from the fifth edition of 1895, this expanded edition includes new chapters and 112 color photographs by award-winning photographer and landscape consultant Rick Darke. His new material places wild gardening in modern context, underscoring Robinson's importance in the evolution of ecological design and illustrating an inspiring diversity of contemporary wild gardens. The potent combination presented here makes this new edition of a timeless classic an essential resource for all who wish to know how we have arrived at our present understanding of gardens and what opportunities lie ahead. As will be immediately clear to anyone who leafs through this book, Robinson's urgent message continues to resonate
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1838-1935
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, W.
Dewey number
635.9/676
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Darke, Rick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wild flower gardening
  • Wild flower gardening
  • Wild flowers
  • Exotic plants
Label
The wild garden, by William Robinson ; with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-350) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Explanatory -- Example from hardy bulbs in grass of lawns or meadows -- Example from the forget-me-not family -- Example for the globe flower order -- Plants chiefly fitted for the wild garden -- Ditches, shady lanes, copses, and headgerows -- Climbers for trees and bushes -- Shrubbery, plantation, and wood -- Woodland drives and grass walks -- The brook-side, water and bog gardens -- Wild gardening on walls, rocks, or ruins -- Wild and other roses in the wild garden -- Some results -- Hardy exotic flowering plants for the wild garden -- Selections of hardy exotic plants for the wild garden -- The garden of British wild flowers and trees
Control code
ocn680287884
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Expanded ed
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604691313
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
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  • c6zhg9
  • c46c30bf-0096-42a8-abf0-4ddf95fccb50
Publisher number
EB00006220
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680287884
Label
The wild garden, by William Robinson ; with new chapters and photography by Rick Darke, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-350) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Explanatory -- Example from hardy bulbs in grass of lawns or meadows -- Example from the forget-me-not family -- Example for the globe flower order -- Plants chiefly fitted for the wild garden -- Ditches, shady lanes, copses, and headgerows -- Climbers for trees and bushes -- Shrubbery, plantation, and wood -- Woodland drives and grass walks -- The brook-side, water and bog gardens -- Wild gardening on walls, rocks, or ruins -- Wild and other roses in the wild garden -- Some results -- Hardy exotic flowering plants for the wild garden -- Selections of hardy exotic plants for the wild garden -- The garden of British wild flowers and trees
Control code
ocn680287884
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Expanded ed
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781604691313
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • c6zhg9
  • c46c30bf-0096-42a8-abf0-4ddf95fccb50
Publisher number
EB00006220
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680287884

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