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Author Buchanan, Carol, 1952-

Title Wordsworth's gardens / Carol Buchanan ; photographs by Richard Buchanan.

Published Lubbock : Texas Tech University Press, [2001]
©2001

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 UniM Bail  821.7 BUCK    DUE 09-02-20
Physical description xviii, 224 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 x 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-217)and index.
Contents Prelude to Wordsworth: Landscape Design and the Concept of Nature in the Eighteenth Century 3 -- Design and Discovery 4 -- Era of Inspired Discovery 10 -- Leasowes 14 -- Picturesque 16 -- 1 Ode and the Dung 23 -- 2 Love of Flowers: Dove Cottage 55 -- A Gardening Partnership 60 -- Garden's Structure 64 -- Love of Gardening 72 -- Plants 74 -- Life in the Garden 81 -- Garden Today 83 -- 3 Garden as Poem: The Winter Garden at Coleorton 89 -- A Gift of Friendship 90 -- Beginning of the Winter Garden 94 -- Design 95 -- Winter Garden Today 109 -- 4 Rock of Ages: The Rydal Mount Garden 115 -- Situation of the Property 118 -- Traumatic Years 120 -- Poetry of the Rydal Mount Years 123 -- Spiritual Shift 125 -- Symbolism of Stone 129 -- Dora's Rock 130 -- Healing Garden 134 -- Building the Garden 135 -- Terraces 138 -- Voice of Waters 154 -- Plantings 159 -- Kitchen Garden 172 -- Garden Today 173 -- 5 Wordsworth's Garden Legacy 177 -- Portfolio of Lake District Scenes 183 -- Appendix A Wordsworth's Gardens in His Poetry 195 -- Appendix B Plants 199 -- Appendix C Description of the Garden by Christopher Wordsworth, Jr. 205 -- Appendix D Rhododendrons Introduced into British Cultivation 207.
Summary Readers of the poems of William Wordsworth have encountered his love of the garden and gardening. Each year, thousands visit the grounds of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount to see the Wordsworth family gardens. You can enjoy their beauty again and again in this full-color photostudy by Carol and Richard Buchanan.
The text definitively connects the themes of Wordsworth's poetry to his philosophy of gardening, demonstrating how nature in the raw and rocky Lake District shaped the sensibilities of a poet and gardener who would not be enslaved by the tastes of his day.
Using poems, letters, and journals of Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, Carol Buchanan pictures Wordsworth as poet, gardener, and devoted family man. Illuminating the gardens and the Lake District are three never-before-published garden plans and more than a hundred breathtaking photographs by Richard Buchanan.
Other author Buchanan, Richard.
Subject Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Knowledge -- Botany.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Homes and haunts.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Aesthetics.
Landscape gardening -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Gardens -- England -- Design -- History -- 19th century.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Gardeners -- England -- Biography.
Gardens in literature.
ISBN 089672445X (alk. paper)