All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  History of Science & Nature

A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening With a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, Comprising Historical Notices and General Principles of the Art

By: Andrew Jackson Downing(Author)
570 pages, 113 b/w illustrations
A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening ISBN: 9781108083294 Edition: 4 Paperback Nov 2018 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £31.99
    #223509
Selected version: £31.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

This 1841 work by the American landscape designer and writer Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-52), reissued here in its 1849 fourth edition, was the first such book published in the United States. Downing, the son of a nurseryman, saw that a 'taste for rural improvements of every description is advancing silently, but with great rapidity in this country', and he aims to provide the prosperous east-coast dweller with a guide to beautifying his surroundings. The emphasis is on landscape and overall effects rather than the minutiae of gardening, with chapters on plantations, specimen trees, and the construction of walks, water features, and other architectural elements.

Downing went on to edit The Horticulturist magazine and to work on significant landscape projects, including the grounds of the White House and the surroundings of the Smithsonian Institution, before he was tragically killed, aged only 36, in an explosion on a river steamer.

Contents

Preface to the fourth edition

1. Historical sketches
2. Beauties of landscape gardening
3. Wood and plantations
4. Deciduous ornamental trees
5. Evergreen ornamental trees
6. Vines and climbing parts
7. Treatment of ground
8. Treatment of water
9. Landscape of rural architecture
10. Embellishments, architectural, rustic, and floral

Appendix

Customer Reviews

By: Andrew Jackson Downing(Author)
570 pages, 113 b/w illustrations
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleLittle Toller BooksBritish WildlifeOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogue