The Gardens of Florence Everts
- The Gardens of Florence Everts presents 11 residential gardens from the work of this Washington, DC-based landscape architect
- Lavishly illustrated with photography and plans, and descriptive text by Everts, this book provides an in depth look at how she assembles gardens that The Washington Post garden editor Adrian Higgins describes in his preface "as a shrine to the art of the landscape designer."
The eleven gardens presented in detail in this book represent a wide range of garden designs, from small, intimate townhouse gardens to country estates and the residence of an ambassador. Beginning with her own garden Florence Everts meticulously describes the garden as in its original state and how, step-by-step she transformed it into a place of beauty and tranquillity, a garden for entertaining as well as for contemplation. And so it is with each garden in the book, culminating in the transformation of the American ambassador’s residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. As the noted Washington Post garden writer and editor Adrian Higgins notes in his preface to the book, “Florence is an extraordinarily skilled and wise creator of landscapes who puts her client’s requirements at the fore, masters the inevitable technical challenges of each project, and pulls it all together in a joyful tribute to the goddess Flora.” Contents:
Preface by Adrian Higgins; Introduction by Florence Everts; Everts Garden; Spencer Garden; Gorman Residence; McNair Garden; Bronfman Garden; Mathis Garden; Hufbauer Revelle Garden; League Roof Garden; McGillivary Garden; Taylor Garden; The American Ambassador’s Residence; Firm Profile.
- Spacemaker Press
- 21st Oct 2010
- Paperback / softback
- USA & Canada
- 8.77 in x 8.92 in
- 95 Pages