A Garden Lost in Time
The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of AberglasneyBook - 2000
Past and future meet in a magical space where 19th- and 18th-century plantings touch remnants from the Renaissance and medieval days--and where a beautiful restoration has brought a forgotten world back to life. Lavish, oversized color photos and artful text lead you through the nine magnificent gardens of the venerable Welsh estate, Aberglasney. Wander in woods, brambles, and vine-strewn tunnels more than 700 years old. For more than 50 years, they were left to decay, but renovation has brought back landscapes bright and strong, repaired the broken masonry, and returned order to the Italianate Cloisters, Victorian arboretum, garden walk; and everywhere on the grounds. As the work proceeded, layers of the past emerged--including the only possible survivor in England of a Renaissance garden plan. This compelling narrative reads like a historical detective story, in which gardeners and archeologists unravel the garden's puzzles and the mysteries of its origins.
Stroll 9 magnificent gardens of Aberglasney, where 19th and 18th century plantings touch remnants from the Renaissance and medieval days. Lavish, oversized color photos and artful text explore centuries-old woods, brambles, and vine-strewn tunnels, providing marvelous ideas for bringing life to your own outdoor space.
Publisher: London : Seven Dials, 2000
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. (some col.), geneal. tables, maps, ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm