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Endless Pleasure

Exploring and collecting among the byways of gardens and gardening

Trevor Nottle

Endless Pleasure
Endless Pleasure is a lush celebration of the gardening life - and the collectible objects that accompany it.

Have you spotted an alluring garden tool in a second-hand shop and wondered what on earth it is? Or felt the urge to start collecting tyre-swan garden ornaments? In Endless Pleasure Trevor Nottle, author and plantsman, takes us to the garden and reveals myriad ways to enjoy the purest of pleasures. As a passionate collector of plants and gardening paraphernalia, Trevor reveals the stories behind tools, ornaments, prints and drawings, books and decorative arts. He draws on the collection of the new Australian Museum of Gardening at Adelaide's Carrick Hill to illustrate gardenalia both useful and deeply strange.

Garden art through the centuries illuminates Endless Pleasure. And there are wonderful contributions from gardeners and gardening writers, who provide recipes, remarks on their gardening experiences, their favourite tools and memories of gardens past.

This is a book for when the day is done and the tools are safely back in the shed. Sit back and enjoy its endless pleasures.

Praise for Endless Pleasure:
'Who said that a wheelbarrow at rest, a scatter of newly dug potatoes, or a sweating gardener in a cloth cap lack grace and beauty? If you are already taken by such questions, or prepared to consider them, you will enjoy the multifarious pleasures of this beautifully illustrated volume.' - Clive Probyn FAHA, Australian Garden History

Trevor Nottle is recognised internationally as an authority on old roses, cottage gardens and Mediterranean-climate gardening. He has published gardening books in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, with each book covering new ground, introducing fresh perspectives and bold ideas to an admiring readership. A popular speaker at international gardening events he uses his travels and engagements to share his knowledge and learn more. In Endless Pleasure he shares his indulgence in garden history and collecting to bring another level of interest to his readers; an interest that includes almost everything from antiquarian books and prints to mistletoe hooks and man traps.

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Category Environment/Ecology/Gardening
Format Paperback
Size 240 x 195 mm
ISBN 9781743053843
Extent 208 pages
Price: AU$39.95 including GST
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