Flower Gardens

Flower Gardens

A Walkthrough Garden History

A botanical timeline, with flower-styling ideas based on historical references and on the use of seasonal flowers.

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Where do our best-loved garden flowers hail from? Who were the original botanical pioneers, the nurserymen and women, and what did they achieve? Starting with Elizabethan pleasure gardens, Flower Gardens looks at some of the trailblazers who helped shape horticulture and highlights present-day influencers, floral artists and small-scale growers who continue the tradition of cutting gardens.

With flower-styling ideas based on historical references from Shakespeare through Culpeper and Arts and Crafts gardens, and on the use of seasonal flowers, Flower Gardens presents a timeline of botanical interest, with photographs and drawings throughout, for anyone inspired by gardens and floral design.

Includes chapters on: The early pioneers; Tudor pleasure gardens; Culpeper's Complete Herbal; How the nurseries of East London became famous throughout the world; Arts and Crafts gardens; Allotment gardening; Today's small-scale growers and independent flower farmers (e.g. Chatsworth's cutting garden, hyacinths in Norfolk); Urban gardens and community gardens; A seasonal year.

A botanical timeline, with flower-styling ideas based on historical references and on the use of seasonal flowers.

Designer, illustrator and co-owner of the vintage emporium Mason & Painter (in  Columbia Road, East London), Michelle Mason is passionate about flower stying and product design. Her first book, Flower Market: Botanical Style at Home, was published by Pimpernel in 2019.

From reviews of Flower Market

‘It is to all the followers of floral designers on Instagram that this book will appeal. Every chapter has pages of impeccably styled, elegant images. For anyone after a “look book” of what flowers are available from a local market and how to combine them, this will be a useful resource. If this encourages and entices a new generation to go out and find flowers . . . it gets my vote.’

Simon Lycett, The Garden

Imprint
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Publisher
The Pimpernel Press Ltd
Language
English
Product Format
Hardback
Dimensions
235 x 187
Publication Date
18 Mar 2021
Number of Pages
176