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The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia

From Jamestown to Jefferson

The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia( )
Author: Martin, Peter
ISBN:978-0-8139-2053-5
Publication Date:Nov 2001
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.50
Book Description:

Using a rich assortment of illustrations and biographical sketches, Peter Martin relates the experiences of colonial gardeners who shaped the natural beauty of Virginia's wilderness into varied displays of elegance. He shows that ornamental gardening was a scientific, aesthetic, and cultural enterprise that thoroughly engaged some of the leading figures of the period, including the British governors at Williamsburg and the great plantation owners George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Gardening / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds



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