Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Gardens of Wales, The
Helena Attlee
ISBN: 9780711228825 (0711228825)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Mawrth 2009
Cyhoeddwr: Frances Lincoln, Llundain
Darluniwyd gan Alex RamsayFformat: Clawr Caled, 273x258 mm, 128 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o brint Ein Pris: £16.99   
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Dyma lyfr sy'n cynnig cyflwyniad cyffredinol i hanfod gerddi, amlinelliad o'u hanes, a dadansoddiad o'u cymeriad a'u natur. Ceir yma destun bywiog gan Helena Attlee, a lluniau cyfoethog gan Alex Ramsay.

This book offers a general introduction capturing the essence of a national garden style and an outline of its history, followed by explorations of representative gardens, which allow the author to explain in more detail their character and nature. Helena Attlee's lively text combines with Alex Ramsay's evocative photographs to convey a rich treasury waiting to be discovered.
This beautiful coffee-table book looks at gardens open to the public across Wales, from Bodysgallen Hall in the north to Dyffryn Gardens at the far south. There are the obvious famous great gardens, like Aberglasney and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and smaller eccentric ones that were unfamiliar, at least to me.

Helena Attlee manages to get a huge range of information in her text, looking at the history of the gardens, their design, and lots of detail about the planting. Particularly, I enjoyed her enthusiastic affection for the gardens’ creators and their current owners, honouring their hard work and dedication and giving touching images of their relationships with the garden. Such as Lord Langford and his wife at Bodryddan Hall, Denbighshire, after all the work they’ve done restoring the gardens there: ‘We can sit here and look at this,’ Lord Langford says, ‘and feel pleased with ourselves. It’s all right to feel pleased when it’s just the two of you.’ Or Will Akkermans, who made Cae Hir Gardens in Ceredigion: ‘He sometimes looks at the garden today and thinks, “Every tree, every stone, every thing has passed through my hands. You couldn’t say I’ve been lazy.” I shouldn’t think he even knows how to be lazy.’

Her knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm are matched by Alex Ramsay’s photographs, which fill the book and are exquisite. It is hard to imagine how the pictures could be bettered.

Attlee and Ramsay have created a book that is a pleasure to read and look at. It made me re-examine the gardens I knew and gave me lots more I can’t wait to see. Wonderful!

Janet Thomas

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