Join a landscape architect on a trip through time to study the complex, exciting story of English gardening. Explore how garden styles, from medieval times on, have reflected political, economic, social, and cultural life and values. Examine the gardens of cottages and mansions and those in the country and the city. Investigate the influence of technological advances such as the greenhouse, lawn mower, and plant hybridization. Glorious color photographs of exquisite gardens, illuminated manuscript pages, and other artworks abound.