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Looking for books about unusual gardens

Posted by linnea2 z5 NY (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 13, 04 at 9:47

I have a book called "Eccentric gardens" by Jane Owen and Eric Crichton (1990)
Great book, featuring a number of gardens with unusual themes.
I'm looking for more such books.
Does anyone have a recommendation?

I searched Amazon for used books on Bomarzo, and found them pricey and lacking even cover pictures.
Any recommendation on a good picture book on Bomarzo?
I don't mind paying for it if a preview looks promising.
Any language is fine. Any culture.

There is another wild sculpture garden near Rome, that I can't remember the name of. Need a book.

Anything with a mythic, philosophical or "funny" theme (not Disney), showing plant selection
and rock formations incorporating statuary or ornaments.

Grateful for any recommedations

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RE: Looking for books about unusual gardens

Hello, Linnea!

You MUST read the Beverley Nichols books. You probably can get them in your library. Dry British humor. I really enjoyed his books, Down the Garden Path, Sunlight on the Lawn, Merry Hall, Laughter on the Stairs, and more.
Check out the website for his reprinted books.


Here is a link that might be useful: Beverley Nichols

RE: Looking for books about unusual gardens

Thanks Evelyn,
I'll check my library!

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