Spirit of place The making of a New England garden

Bill Noble

Book - 2020

"Bill Noble is a lifelong gardener and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy. His own Vermont garden beautifully embodies the historical and cultural environment in which it resides. In Spirit of Place, Noble shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit"--Back cover.

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Published
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781604698503
1604698500
Main Author
Bill Noble (author)
  • Groundwork
  • Bragg Hill beginnings
  • A new old-fashioned flower garden
  • All around a barn
  • Ruined foundations
  • A living laboratory
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Field and forest.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Beautifully illustrated, this contemplative exploration into the process of garden-making provides home gardeners with the inspiration they need to leverage the history and site of their own landscape to create a truly spirited place. 15,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

“Delve into this beautiful book. You’ll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives.” —Sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In Spirit of Place, Bill Noble—a lifelong gardener, and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy—helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont. Throughout, Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual’s personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces. Sumptuously illustrated, this thoughtful look at the process of garden-making shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An intimate and revealing profile of Bill Noble's outstanding New England garden—and the regional history and traditions that shaped it.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

'Delve into this beautiful book. You'll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives.' 'sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment? Does it evoke a sense of place? In Spirit of Place, Bill Noble'a lifelong gardener, and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy'helps gardeners answer these questions by sharing how they influenced the creation of his garden in Vermont. Throughout, Noble reveals that a garden is never created in a vacuum but is rather the outcome of an individual's personal vision combined with historical and cultural forces. Sumptuously illustrated, this thoughtful look at the process of garden-making shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

An intimate and revealing profile of Bill Noble's outstanding New England garden'and the regional history and traditions that shaped it.