American Home Landscapes

American Home Landscapes

A Design Guide to Creating Period Garden Styles

Book - 2013
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While there’s no shortage of information on restoring and maintaining the historical integrity of period homes, until now there has been no authoritative reference that provides comparable information for landscapes. American Home Landscapes is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to recreating nearly 400 years of historical landscape design and adapting them to modern needs.

You will first learn how to research design elements for a particular property. Each of the following chapters focuses on the design characteristics of six well-defined historical periods, beginning with the Colonial period and ending with the last decades of the twentieth century. Each section features the most prominent landscape features of each era, such as paths, driveways, fences, hedges, seating, and accessories. Extensive bibliographic resources and historically accurate plant lists round out the text.

Whether the goal is to create a meticulously accurate period landscape or simply to evoke the look of a bygone era, you’ll find the tools you need in American Home Landscapes.

Baker & Taylor
Focusing on six different historical periods, from the Colonial to the twentieth century, this illustrated guide defines the necessary elements needed to give your home garden and landscaping the look of a particular bygone era.

Book News
In this well-illustrated guide to designing a period landscape, plant historian Adams (Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940) and horticulturalist/landscape designer Burchfield detail the processes involved from site analysis to designs and accessories for specific eras from the Colonial to the Green Revolution since the 1960s. Includes plant lists by US region and plant type, case studies, landscape plans, a glossary, and bibliography arranged by chapter topics. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Focusing on six different historical periods, defines the necessary elements needed to give a home garden and landscaping the look of a particular bygone era.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604690408
Branch Call Number: 712 ADA
Characteristics: 303 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Burchfield, Laura L. S.


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