Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens
ISBN: 0820353000
EAN13: 9780820353005
Language: English
Publication Date: April 15, 2018
Pages: 488
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia's rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933 . Seeking Eden records each garden's evolution and history as well as each garden's current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place-era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden. Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert B. Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century. FEATURED GARDENS: Andrew Low House and Garden - Savannah Ashland Farm - Flintstone Barnsley Gardens - Adairsville Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall - Roswell Battersby-Hartridge Garden - Savannah Beech Haven - Athens Berry College: Oak Hill and House o' Dreams - Mount Berry Bradley Olmsted Garden - Columbus Cator Woolford Gardens - Atlanta Coffin-Reynolds Mansion - Sapelo Island Dunaway Gardens - Newnan vicinity Governor's Mansion - Atlanta Hills and Dales Estate - LaGrange Lullwater Conservation Garden - Atlanta Millpond Plantation - Thomasville vicinity Oakton - Marietta Rock City Gardens - Lookout Mountain Salubrity Hall - Augusta Savannah Squares - Savannah Stephenson-Adams-Land Garden - Atlanta Swan House - Atlanta University of Georgia: North Campus, the President's House and Garden, and the Founders Memorial Garden - Athens Valley View - Cartersville vicinity Wormsloe and Wormsloe State Historic Site - Savannah vicinity Zahner-Slick Garden - Atlanta

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