The general in the garden george washingtons landscape at mount vernon susan p schoelwer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the general in the garden provides an engaging informative and richly illustrated introduction to george washingtons landscape at mount vernon arguably the best documented. The book was edited by susan p schoelwer robert h smith senior curator at mount vernon and includes contributions from dean norton director of horticulture esther white director of historic preservation and adam erby assistant curator at mount vernon the book explores general washingtons . The general in the garden this book explores general washingtons influence over the gardens at mount vernon and the preservation of the landscapes by the mount vernon ladies association which has been the caretaker since 1853 shop 10 facts about mount vernons landscape george washington possessed a strong interest in landscape design and . The essays cover washingtons critical role in developing mount vernons landscape the evolution of the landscape and recreated gardens and an explanation of the groundbreaking archeological methods which facilitated the discovery of washington era garden beds and borders of flowers shrubs and vegetables in his upper garden. The general in the garden provides an engaging informative and richly illustrated introduction to george washingtons landscape at mount vernon arguably the best documented best preserved complex of gardens and grounds to survive from eighteenth century america the books three essays by adam
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