A 21st Century Garden

New out now – the 2nd edition of the superlative garden book by the Scientist of the Year 2012!
Bold and of extraordinary beauty. Drowing in flowers!
Georg Grabherr is one of the most influential conservation biologists.
His garden has developed into an ecologic gem where the idea of
“nature in the garden” has been realized in exemplary manner.

Georg Grabherr
Traudl Grabherr

Lois Lammerhuber

24 × 32 cm
368 pages
304 photos
English, German
Hardback
ISBN 978-3-901753-67-1
March 2015

49.90
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Authors

  • Georg Grabherr

    Georg Grabherr was born on 30 April 1946 in Bregenz. His interest in nature started early and was encouraged by [...] more

  • Lois Lammerhuber

    Lois Lammerhuber is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, [...] more

Awards

  • Golden Pixel Award
  • ipa International Photography Awards
  • Deutscher Gartenbuchpreis

Details

“Superlatives don’t do justice to this book, this garden! Browse, wonder, enjoy… and start again, and again….”, bookseller Claudia Hresc-Saxers recommends.

If you want to build a boat, teach your people the longing for the sea, is a well-known Chinese saying. It captures the exact purpose of this book: to plant a longing. A longing for beauty, harmony, for the joy of recognition through knowledge. This book wants to instil in its readers the desire for being able to address herbaceous plants and weeds in the garden at species level or however far their diligence will take them. Knowing species and varieties is not an end in itself. The different families are nature’s vocabulary. Whoever learns them understands its language. This book is not about the large, famous parks and show gardens but about a domestic garden – the 21st Century Garden of Georg Grabherr, one of the most influential conservation biologists. It asks whether the thousands of private gardens can contribute to maintaining biodiversity, whether they are Noah’s Ark, suitable for rescuing threatened species. “This is a very personal book. For me, it is a joy and at the same time a release from the sometimes all too narrow restraints of science. It is a book of small delicacies – enjoy.“, says Georg Grabherr. The photos were taken following all four seasons and nature’s rhythm. They show the wealth, the philosophy and uniqueness of this garden in gorgeous pictures.

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“Superlatives don’t do justice to this book, this garden! Browse, wonder, enjoy… and start again, and again….”, bookseller Claudia Hresc-Saxers recommends.

If you want to build a boat, teach your people the longing for the sea, is a well-known Chinese saying. It captures the exact purpose of this book: to plant a longing. A longing for beauty, harmony, for the joy of recognition through knowledge. This book wants to instil in its readers the desire for being able to address herbaceous plants and weeds in the garden at species level or however far their diligence will take them. Knowing species and varieties is not an end in itself. The different families are nature’s vocabulary. Whoever learns them understands its language. This book is not about the large, famous parks and show gardens but about a domestic garden – the 21st Century Garden of Georg Grabherr, one of the most influential conservation biologists. It asks whether the thousands of private gardens can contribute to maintaining biodiversity, whether they are Noah’s Ark, suitable for rescuing threatened species. “This is a very personal book. For me, it is a joy and at the same time a release from the sometimes all too narrow restraints of science. It is a book of small delicacies – enjoy.“, says Georg Grabherr. The photos were taken following all four seasons and nature’s rhythm. They show the wealth, the philosophy and uniqueness of this garden in gorgeous pictures.

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Weight3.26 kg / 7.19 lbs
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