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As well as food and medicine, the medieval garden provided pleasure, repose and refreshment to the senses. From detailed manuscript descriptions and illustrations, Sylvia Landsberg builds up a picture of the various styles of garden from the small enclosed herber with plant borders, turf benches, and rose-covered trellises, to the vast cultivated parks of royalty and nobility. Amongst the species she finds in a fifteenth-century plant inventory are the familiar violet, lily and columbine, sage, basil and sorrel, pear, apple and vine, all still available to the modern gardener.
Combining her historical knowledge with practical experience of recreating medieval gardens in various sites in England, Landsberg explains how she designed Queen Eleanor's garden at Winchester and Brother Cadfael's physic garden at Shrewsbury. She gives detailed descriptions of layouts, the measurements of beds, and the types of tools required. Landsberg also presents the marvelous medieval gardeners calendar, illustrated in the twelve 'Occupations of the Months.' Uniquely, the book offers practical advice on how to create typical medieval features, making it an interesting and unusual gift for any keen gardener.
About the Author:
Sylvia Landsberg is a garden historian and lecturer and has re-created several twelth to sixteenth-century gardens.
Title: The Medieval Garden
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition
Book Description British Museum Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1267571
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001942611
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Book Description British Museum Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2308325
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Book Description British Museum Press, London. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ Price Clipped. 1st. 144 pp. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 016605
Book Description British Museum Press 1996-02, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor shelf wear to extremities. Contents clear and legible. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002044-12
Book Description British Museum Pub., UK, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st printing by NAP. Bumped at spine ends. DJ shows minor shelf rubing/wear. Bookseller Inventory # 006658
Book Description BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS LONDON. VERY GOOD COPY IN VERY GOOD DUSWRAP. NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS ACCOMPANY A FASCINATING HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL GARDEN DESIGN. Bookseller Inventory # 30426
Book Description British Museum Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket. Illustrated in colour and in monochrome. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 121772