Gardens in China /

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Author / Creator: Valder, Peter.
Format: Book
Imprint: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [2002]
Summary:In this new companion book to The Garden Plants of China , Peter Valder describes more than 200 gardens he has visited in China. He documents temple courtyards and gardens, evocative enclosures of ancient burial grounds and imperial tombs, and public parks, botanical gardens, and arboreta, most of which have sprung up since 1949.<br> <br> Gardens in China is illustrated with more than 500 color photographs, many of them depicting gardens not previously illustrated in any Western publication, as well as reproductions of illustrations of historical interest. With their distinctive characteristics, the gardens of China are among the most fascinating in the world. This book is essential reading for visitors to China with an interest in gardens, garden history, and Chinese culture.
Physical Description:400 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 390-394) and index.
Author Notes:Peter Valder, educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge, is a retired botanist with a lifelong interest in gardens and gardening. He has also been involved in the popularising of plants, gardens and horticulture in general, making appearances on radio and television, lecturing, and writing for magazines. As well as this, his enthusiasm for his family's garden in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales led him to travel extensively in South-east Asia to collect plants suited to Australian conditions. He first visited China in 1980, and between 1994 and 2000 has made nine further visits, principally to see and photograph gardens and garden plants