Under the Spell of the Ages: Australian Country Gardens

Lovers of landscape scenery will delight in Under the Spell of the Ages: Australian Country Gardens , which showcases 25 of Australia’s most elegant and exquisite historic gardens. Featuring insightful essays linking well-known Australian writers, artists and photographers to the gardens, this publication is lavishly illustrated with images from the National Library’s collections.

Leading garden design photographer and writer Trisha Dixon brings to life the beauty of gardens such as those of Brindabella Station, Elsey Station, Wallcliffe House, Heide and The Cedars, locating them in time and place as she draws on the work of writers such as Banjo Paterson, Patrick White, Miles Franklin, Mary Gilmore and Louisa Meredith, as well as on a wide variety of memoirs, diaries and letters.

NOTE: All images are in high resolution JPEG format approximately A4 @ 300dpi

Book Cover
Photograph by Trisha Dixon

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Dawn at Bontharambo
Photograph by Trisha Dixon

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Simple white plum cherry and snow pear blossom, with lawn daisies, in early spring. Photograph by Trisha Dixon

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Trisha Dixon (b.1953)
Coolringdon, Cooma, NSW  1989–1992
colour transparency; 6.0 x 6.0 cm
Pictures Collection, nla.pic-an10634434-11
National Library of Australia

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Kitchen garden path
Photograph by Trisha Dixon

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Raindrops on white cedars
Photograph by Trisha Dixon

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