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The Greater Perfection: The Story of the Gardens at Les Quatre Vents

Cabot, Francis H.

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ISBN 10: 0393041891 / ISBN 13: 9780393041897
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: The Greater Perfection: The Story of the ...

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The story behind the creation of one of the world's most breathtaking public gardens.

Les Quatre Vents in Charlevoix County, Quebec, has been acclaimed as the most aesthetically satisfying and horticulturally exciting landscape experience in North America. The garden seamlessly combines elements from the best gardening traditions with the original and the unexpected into a splendid composition that is nevertheless perfectly compatible with its natural surroundings. The Greater Perfection illustrates the delights, diversions, and surprises that await a visitor to these extraordinary gardens. The book chronicles the family origins of Les Quatre Vents as well as the story of its expansion during the last twenty-five years. Author Francis Cabot's account of the challenges of developing and enlarging Les Quatre Vents reveals the fascinating process behind the creation of a world-class garden that has become a mecca for horticultural enthusiasts from around the globe. Featuring photographs by five of today's leading garden photographers, this is one of the most beautiful books on gardens to appear in years. 382 color photographs, 25 black-and-white photographs. 382 color photographs, 25 black-and-white photographs

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Francis H. Cabot is a horticulturist and founder and president of The Garden Conservancy. He lives in Cold Spring, New York, and at Les Quatre Vents.

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