Recreating Eden: A Natural History of Botanical Gardens, Second Edition

Mary Soderstrom

This updated and expanded second edition of Recreating Eden: A Natural History of Botanical Gardens takes garden lovers on a tour of nine of the most beautiful and interesting gardens in the world. It is also a lively history of the idea of the botanical garden and its origins in what the Mosaic tradition calls the Garden of Eden.

Although in other cultures it has different names, humans have yearned for this mythic place of peace and joy from which they were expelled. The founders of the first 'botanic' gardens in the sixteenth century attempted to create an Eden that contained a complete collection of all things created by God. Author Mary Soderstrom explores how these gardens have evolved over the last 400 years by guiding us through a selection of botanical gardens that she has visited, including the Jardin botanique in Montreal and the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden in Vancouver. A lively history of botanical gardens, Recreating Eden features 12 colour plates and black and white photographs throughout.

Gardening 2006

Mary Soderstrom's Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places was selected as one of the Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2007. She is the author of Recreating Eden: A Natural History of Botanical Gardens and The Violets of Usambara. She lives in Montreal.

Other books by Mary Soderstrom:
The Walkable City: From Haussmannís Boulevards to Jane Jacobsí Streets and Beyond
Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure
Green City: People, Nature and Urban Life
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Second Edition
255 pp 8.5" x 5.5"
ISBN13: 9781550652130

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255 pp 9" x 6"
ISBN13: 9781550651515

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