Venzano A Scented Garden in Tuscany (Signed copy)
Signed by Don Leevers and Lindsay Megaritty
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 28.5 × 23cm, 144pp.
This copy has been signed with dedication by Donald Leevers and Lindsay Megarrity to the half title page. The dedication is to Mort & Dick (being Professor Morton N Cohen, the Lewis Carroll scholar, and Richard N Swift.
Many people dream of living in Tuscany, but few ever realize their fantasy. This is the story of Don Leevers and Lindsay Megaritty, two talented Australians who in 1988, bought Venzano, an ancient Etruscan property which had plenty of land and a Roman spring providing water. Today, their aromatic plant catalogue lists nearly 10,000 plants for sale, and their talents as garden designers and plantsmen are sought by the luminaries of Italian aristocracy. After just over a decade of very hard work in this small paradise, they have transformed the way Italians garden. With ravishing photography and evocative text, the author transports us to the heart of Tuscany to experience the heady scents of their lavender, rosemary, thyme, patchouli, vetiver, damask roses, lilies, honeysuckles, pinks and many other plants. We meet the owners, their staff and clients, as well as gaining a glimpse of the the surrounding area with its food shops, markets and ancient architecture.
This copy is in very good condition.
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