This seminal text takes you on a voyage of discovery into the lives and legacies of influential Australian garden makers of the 20th century. Historian Anne Vale makes the Connections between Australia's early garden making pioneers including Edna Walling, Millie Gibson and Olive Mellor and the mid century natural style landscapers Gordon Ford, Ellis Stones, Glen Wilson and Paul Thompson who created landscapes with a distinct Australian style. The text covers the generation of modern garden makers that evolved from the 1980s onwards such as popular garden writers Tommy Garnett, Kevin Heinze, Robert Boyle, Dianna Snape and Trevor Nottle as well as the large romantic gardens such as those created by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and Lady Law Smith. Stunning images captured by award winning photographer Simon Griffiths and others illustrate this essential text for anyone interested in the evolution of Australian garden styles and the individuals who became the markers of influence in Australian garden history.
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