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HARDYMENT, C.: Pleasures of the Garden (The)

The Pleasures of the Garden begins in ancient China and ends on the Isle of Man; it admires both stately landscaped parks and a soap box full of red geraniums on a fire-escape. It shows that gardening is for everybody, whatever their resources. It features classic writers on gardens such as John Evelyn and Gertrude Jekyll, famous historical figures like Pliny the Younger, Francis Bacon and Thomas Jefferson, the novelists Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the poets John Donne, John Clare, W.B. Yeats and Rudyard Kipling.



Disc 1

  The Pleasures of the Garden
1.   Play with flash player Introduction, read by Christina Hardyment 00:05:40
2.   Play with flash player Part 1: Lovers of Gardens and Lovers in Gardens: John Gerard in The Herbalist, 1597 00:02:23
3.   Play with flash player Homeward by Tao Yuan Ming 00:03:55
4.   Play with flash player Bright Green and Lush 00:02:54
5.   Play with flash player Purest of Human Pleasures by Sir Francis Bacon 00:06:35
6.   Play with flash player A Brood of Nightingales by The Reverend William Lawson 00:06:59
7.   Play with flash player Innocent Delights by Joseph Addison 00:03:42
8.   Play with flash player Syringa Ivory Pure by William Cowper 00:01:24
9.   Play with flash player We talk also of a Laburnum by Jane Austen 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player The Pride of My Heart by Mary Russell Mitford 00:05:15
11.   Play with flash player How Little One Wants by Gertrude Jekyll 00:04:22
12.   Play with flash player Enjoy Thyself a Day 00:01:27
13.   Play with flash player A Garden Enclosed from Song of Solomon 00:04:24
14.   Play with flash player The Lusty Month of May by Sir Thomas Malory 00:02:55
15.   Play with flash player A Garden Fair by Music's Tower by Stephen Hawes 00:04:34
16.   Play with flash player Make Me a Mandrake by John Donne 00:02:05
17.   Play with flash player No Nook More Eden - like by Charlotte Bronte 00:07:50
18.   Play with flash player The Planet of Love Is on High by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 00:04:06
19.   Play with flash player The Cap and Bells by William Butler Yeats 00:02:31


Disc 2

  The Pleasures of the Garden
1.   Play with flash player Part 2: Grand Designs: An Abundance of Brimstone by Diodorus Siculus 00:03:31
2.   Play with flash player The Blue Fig with Luscious Juice O'erflows by Homer 00:02:36
3.   Play with flash player All Is Calm and Composed by Pliny the Younger 00:07:04
4.   Play with flash player The Pleasant Whisking Wind by Robert Laneham 00:05:50
5.   Play with flash player A Prince - like Garden by Sir Francis Bacon 00:06:56
6.   Play with flash player The Genius of the Place by Alexander Pope 00:08:29
7.   Play with flash player A Labyrinth of My Own Raising by Joseph Addison 00:04:36
8.   Play with flash player The Horticultural Xenophobe by Tobias Smollett 00:04:57
9.   Play with flash player In the Hands of the Improvers by Jane Austen 00:05:45
10.   Play with flash player The Simplest Way by William Morris 00:05:49
11.   Play with flash player No Plan of Any Kind by William Robinson 00:05:57
12.   Play with flash player Tears of Ecstasy by Reginald Farrer 00:05:28
13.   Play with flash player A Garden of Sweet Scents by Gertrude Jekyll 00:08:51


Disc 3

  The Pleasures of the Garden
1.   Play with flash player Part 3: Practical Gardening: Whatever Had the Most Blooms by Bai Juyi 00:02:43
2.   Play with flash player A Full Dung Barrow by Walafrid Strabo 00:07:02
3.   Play with flash player Nosegays and Posies by John Gerard 00:03:51
4.   Play with flash player Bring Your Orange Trees Boldly Out by John Evelyn 00:08:20
5.   Play with flash player Vegetable Pride by Erasmus Darwin 00:05:17
6.   Play with flash player The Auspicious Moment by William Cowper 00:03:44
7.   Play with flash player Snapdragons Blooming by Thomas Jefferson 00:08:50
8.   Play with flash player A Bachelor of Husbandry by Philip Yorke 00:02:50
9.   Play with flash player Well Stricken in Years by Robert Louis Stevenson 00:08:39
10.   Play with flash player They Gardened in Bloomers, Punch, 1896 00:01:05
11.   Play with flash player A Cast - Iron Back with a Hinge in It by Charles Dudley Warner 00:07:37
12.   Play with flash player Being Entirely Ignorant by Elizabeth Arnim 00:07:35
13.   Play with flash player The Unkindest Cut by Samuel Reynolds Hole 00:03:16
14.   Play with flash player Grubbing Weeds from Gravel - paths with Broken Dinner - knives by Rudyard Kipling 00:03:27
15.   Play with flash player The Actual Tools by Gertrude Jekyll 00:03:05
16.   Play with flash player The Smoke's Smell by Edward Thomas 00:01:38


Disc 4

  The Pleasures of the Garden
1.   Play with flash player Part 4: Solace for Body and Soul: The Belly of the Dragon from the Sakutei - ki 00:03:45
2.   Play with flash player Invisible Wisdom by John Gerard 00:05:37
3.   Play with flash player A Pleasing Savour of Sweet Instructions by John Parkinson 00:03:14
4.   Play with flash player Killing and Quickening by George Herbert 00:04:00
5.   Play with flash player Fresh and Spruce by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester 00:01:27
6.   Play with flash player A Green Thought in a Green Shade by Andrew Marvell 00:04:17
7.   Play with flash player Slow but Sure by John Bunyan 00:01:04
8.   Play with flash player Human Grandeur Is Very Dangerous by Voltaire 00:06:18
9.   Play with flash player Prostrate Peas by Henry Jones 00:02:38
10.   Play with flash player Good Taste and Not a Gaudy Pride by John Clare 00:05:48
11.   Play with flash player Paying Back the Garden by Edward Bulwer Lytton 00:03:57
12.   Play with flash player Roses and Lovers by Algernon Swinburne 00:05:26
13.   Play with flash player Persevere! by Helena Rutherford Ely 00:04:04
14.   Play with flash player It Isn't a Quite Dead Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 00:08:53
15.   Play with flash player A Nation of Gardeners by Avray Tipping 00:03:01
16.   Play with flash player Even God Would Have to Have a Nose by D.H. Lawrence 00:01:46
17.   Play with flash player Egoistic Reverie by William Cowper, Edmund Gosse and Forbes Sieveking 00:04:13
18.   Play with flash player Ferned Grot by T.E. Brown 00:01:53

Total Playing Time: 05:04:54






Author(s):
Hardyment, Christina

Reader(s):
Barrett, Sean; Hardyment, Christina; Hutchinson, James; Jeater, Frances; Keen, Will; Lesser, Anton; McMillan, Roy; Shale, Kerry; Timson, David; Whitehead, Geoffrey; Wille, Clare

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Anthologies / Collections

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA435912

Barcode: 9781843793595

Release Date: 03/2010

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