Grand Melbourne Gardens

A glimpse inside Melbourne's most enchanting gardens

by David Wilkinson and Kimbal Baker

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2017

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Gardens have always occupied a special place in Melbourne's communal heart.

We are known for our vast, meandering Botanic Gardens and our generous green city spaces. We are also known for our tree-lined streets, which give tantalising glimpses of beautiful houses behind high fences. This book takes us behind these fences and into the very heart of these oh-so-private gardens.

Every garden in this book has its own atmosphere and soul - largely reflecting the passions of the person who has created or maintains it. There are vegetable gardens, clivia walks, ancient English oak trees, rose gardens, rambling exotic courtyards, city rooftop wonderlands and bold stepped garden beds.

Many of these gardeners and home owners see themselves merely as the custodians of these treasured spaces, as they generously share their gardening experiences with the reader. This is a celebration of gardens new and old, small-scale and enormous - all grand in their horticultural ambitions and inspiration.

ISBN:
9780500501146
9780500501146
Category:
Gardening
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2017
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
248
Dimensions (mm):
300x247x22mm
Weight:
1.42kg
David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is a practising architect with a Certificate in Gardening from The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London.

He has been President of The Friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne as well as the Victorian Committee Chair of Open Gardens Australia.

He is the author of Leslie Wilkinson: A Practical Idealist. 

Kimbal Baker

Kimbal Baker is a Melbourne-based freelance photographer who has worked for ACP Publications and Agence France Presse.

His photographs have appeared in numerous books. This book is his fourth collaboration with Richard Allen, and follows Australia’s Remarkable Trees, Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age and The Courses of The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Australia Post featured several of his photographs of Australian trees in a series of postage stamps and first day covers. His images have been archived in the National Library of Australia.

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