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The Garden Visitor’s Companion
by Louisa Jones, Thames and Hudson, 2010
A beautifully illustrated book that will show you how best to look at and appreciate gardens and landscapes throughout the world.
• Why visit gardens? To discover, compare, seek inspiration, learn and teach,and simply enjoy. Their beauty renews and refreshes flagging physical,mental and spiritual energy.
• To enhance the visitor’s awareness and enjoyment, Louisa Jones proposes ten questions for each of ten types of garden – historic, naturalistic, modernist, of Mediterranean inspiration, and more – worldwide. Each question is amplified with suggestions of things to look for and think about.
• To reflect the infinite range of reactions to gardens, she invites international experts to choose their own favourites, and to explain their reasons, offering unique insight into a world of beauty and imagination.
• Practical information includes advice on what to take, who to visit with, timing, and opening your garden to visitors, as well as addresses and contact numbers of selected gardens and designers.