Heritage gardens create huge management headaches. How does one preserve a garden designed for the enjoyment of the few when the advent of the many grinds it away to nothing? The answer, as presented in Heritage Gardens is a subterfuge: preserve the illusion of the created environment as originally conceived, but adjust it using more durable materials: plants and designs which require less cultivation. Of all the problems facing the heritage industry today, the managment of gardens and landscape environment create some of the greatest difficulties. This book seeks to provide some of the answers.
`If you are interested in garden history, or are a landscape or environmental designer, or have a "public" garden in your care or ownership, then it is essential reading. Goulty writes with conviction and authority…' - The Scotsman
`Anyone with an interest in garden history and the practical aspects of garden conservation will find this book invaluable.' - Landscape Research
`..a valuable aid for those liaising with professionals to undertake historic garden projects.' - Museum Visitor
`A very useful contribution to the subject and indispensable to the horticultural and landscape student, teacher and practitioner. Good and useful reading also for the gardener, amateur or professional.' - Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Journal