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Gardens of New Orleans

Exquisite Excess

By Lake Douglas,and by Jeannette Hardy,and Photographs by Richard Sexton

9-7/8 x 9-7/8 in; 208 pp;
190 color photos
Hardcover
February 2001
ISBN 9780811824217
ISBN10 0811824217

SKU# 9780811824217

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New Orleans is a gardener's paradise. Fragrant ginger and night-blooming jessamine scent the air. Nary a crack in the cement or divot in the wall is free from rogue ferns, mosses, or draping greenery. For generations, residents from wildly varied cultures...
Gardens of New Orleans


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Gardens of New Orleans

New Orleans is a gardener's paradise. Fragrant ginger and night-blooming jessamine scent the air. Nary a crack in the cement or divot in the wall is free from rogue ferns, mosses, or draping greenery. For generations, residents from wildly varied cultures and sensibilities have been at work creating magnificent gardens throughout the city. New Orleans Gardens explores this rich history and tours public gardens, as well as opens the doors to lovingly tended private balcony, patio, and mansion grounds. Interviews discuss the environmental and cultural forces that shaped the gardens. In photography as sumptuous as his acclaimed New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, Richard Sexton vividly illustrates the many traditions interwoven in this bewitching city's landscape heritage.

 

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9-7/8 x 9-7/8 in; 208 pp;
190 color photos
Hardcover
February 2001
ISBN 9780811824217
ISBN10 0811824217

Lake Douglas a garden historian living in New Orleans and writes for numerous architecture and garden publications.

Jeannette Hardy is the Garden writer at the Times-Picayune. She lives and gardens in New Orleans.

Richard Sexton is a New Orleans-based photographer, writer, and lecturer. He also teaches photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southern Accents, Garden Design, and Smithsonian. His many books include Vestiges of Grandeur (0-8118-1817-9) and Gardens of New Orleans (0-8118-2421-7).