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Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

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  • Toby Musgrave
  • Phaidon Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780714876122
  • 7.3 X 5 X 1.3 inches
  • 1.4 pounds
  • Gardening > Urban
  • English
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An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe

Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist trail but are equally delightful and rewarding to visit, if you know where to find them. Green Escapes is the revelatory insider's guide to these secret gems. Each of them open to the public, the gardens range from pocket parks, courtyards, and rooftop terraces, to community gardens and more.

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

Author Bio

Dr. Toby Musgrave is a plants and gardens historian, independent scholar, and consultant. He is the author or coauthor of eighteen books, including The Plant Hunters, An Empire of Plants, The Head Gardeners, Paradise Gardens, Heritage Fruits and Vegetables and The Garden.

Education

  • B.Sc. in Horticulture
  • Ph.D. in Garden History (thesis: Innovation and the Evolution of the British Garden, 1919-39)

Author & Photographer 

Paradise Gardens (2015), Heritage Fruits & Vegetables (2012), The Head Gardeners (2007), Fra Vildnis til Paradis (2007), The Seven Deadly Sins of Gardening (2006), Cottage Gardens (2004), Courtyard Gardens (2000), Empire of Plants (2000), The Plant Hunters (1998).
Major contributor to: The Gardener's Garden (Consultant Editor), The Contemporary Garden (2009), The English Garden (2008), 1001 Gardens to Visit Before you Die (2007), The Garden Book (2000).
Author of the horticultural content for the Educational Television Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated How to be a Gardener website (BBC, 2001).   
Author of over 100 articles published in diverse British and Danish periodicals and 500 newspaper articles in Britain and Denmark.
Many articles and his book Fra Vildnis are illustrated with Toby’s photographs

 

Source: Yale University Press and tobymusgrave.com

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