Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape (Hardcover)
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Here are the stories of eighteen heroes of horticulture--institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators--who have all had a major impact on the American landscape. Three of them worked together to establish The Garden Conservancy to preserve exceptional gardens for the public. Others restored and enhanced public parks and public spaces, setting new standards for aesthetics and encouraging wider public use. While still others have taken on the revitalization of botanic gardens, important to science and public education. Both for information and inspiration, this is a book for anyone interested in the preservation and sharing of green and flowering spaces.