Origin and Development of Mount Usher Gardens (1868-1928)

Author: E. H. Walpole

Book ID: 67835

Price: 150.00

Mount Usher 1868-1928. A Short History of the Origin and Development of Mount Usher Gardens, Co. Wicklow. With Articles by: Sir Frederick W. Moore, J.W. Besant, G.C. Taylor, Lanning Roper. Dublin: Temple Press, 1952. First Edition. Pp 59. Quarter cloth, pictorial boards. Covers stained & lightly worn, neat gift inscription to front endpaper; contents pages in fine bright condition.

Illustrated with numerous tipped-in sketches and photographs.

Created by four generations of the Walpole family beginning in 1868, Mount Usher is recognised at home and abroad as one of the earliest and finest examples of a ‘Robinsonian’ garden (after William Robinson, an Irish practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that led to the popularising of the English cottage garden).

“Mount Usher – or, as it should more properly be called, Mount Usher Mill, is situated in the county of Wicklow, along the valley of the river Vartry. The town of Wicklow and the sea are about three miles distant from it.”

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