DUMBARTON OAKS RESEARCH LIBRARY AND COLLECTION
Cover: Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks, from Harvard University PressCover: Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks in PAPERBACK

Beatrix Farrand's Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks

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$15.00 • £11.95 • €13.50

ISBN 9780884021025

Publication: January 1980

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The Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks was prepared as a resource for those charged with maintenance of the gardens following their acquisition by Harvard University in 1941. Beatrix Farrand here explains the reasoning behind her plan for each of the gardens and stipulates how each should be cared for in order that its basic character remain intact. Her resourceful suggestions for alternative plantings, her rigorous strictures concerning pruning and replacement, her exposition of the overall concept that underlies each detail, and the plant lists that accompany her discussion of each garden make this a volume of interest to every student, practitioner, and lover of landscape design.