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Garden Legacy
by Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano
with a foreword by S. Frederick Starr
published by The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2016
$49.95 • hardcover • 9 x 11 inches • 268 pages • 295 color and b/w images
ISBN 978-0-917860-72-0

Garden Legacy accords the French-American tradition of landscape design and horticultural study its rightful place in transatlantic cultural history. French settlers in New Orleans adapted garden prototypes from the era of Louis XIV to the more abundant plant life yet smaller-scale gardens of colonial Louisiana. This sumptuously illustrated survey showcases period maps and prints from The Historic New Orleans Collection and other North American and European institutions; the remarkable nineteenth-century plan-book collection of the New Orleans Notarial Archives; and contemporary memoirs of early Louisiana settlers and naturalists.

Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano, both graduates of Newcomb College, are active preservationists and authors. Garden Legacy is their eighth collaboration.


Item # 009090

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A unique museum gift shop located in the French Quarter that offers reproduction maps and prints, jewelry and gifts by local artists and our own publications as well as many other titles related to the culture and history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Many of the items in this shop can only be found at The Historic New Orleans Collection. This gift shop features reproduction items from our collections that are educational and exclusive.