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Gardens Of Historic Charleston

Landscape architect Cothran recounts the history of small-space gardening in Charleston, South Carolina since colonial times; outlines the enduring principles of integrating house and garden, the maximum use of limited space, enclosure by walls, and ornamental plants; and explains some of the common

Hardcover: 177 pages

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (May 31, 1995)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1570030049

ISBN-13: 978-1570030048

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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If you cherish garden beauty in a small space, then will inspire you. Charleston SC's collection of small gardens are beautifully illustrated in this book with wonderful descriptions of gardens and plants.Who says one can't take a handkerchief sized area and turn it into a spectacular garden?Next to visiting Charleston in person to see their famous pocket gardens, here is a chance to learn about them and their creative designs.A great book for the aspiring gardener.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in Southern gardens. It is an easy read yet packed with information. Jim Cothran was a landscape architect, a teacher, a gardener and a historian, and these come together in a book that is a guide through some of the many small, often private, gardens of Charleston. Jim leads you through the gardens explaining their history, the design features that make them successful and the plants they contain. His death a few years ago was a great loss to all who are interested in Southern garden history but his books remain, sharing his love of the gardens and passion for their stories with future students.

Lots of great ideas on how to create your own Charleston-inspired hidden garden. My husband loves this book. (he's the gardener). He was thrilled to receive it since we both love visiting Charleston and always oooh and aaah over the beautiful gardens that hide behind the wrought iron gates. I recommend!

I have visited Charleston on numerous occasions and have seen some of the gardens, but some are private and not open to the public. This book enables us to enjoy the gardens we cannot visit. The photography and information are very factual and interesting.

This is one of the best horticultural books of garden plants for Charleston, SC. It really covers the plants you are most likely to see in the historic district of the city. I strongly recommend it.

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