In The BNOTP Library: The Conservatory Book

I love the look and romance of a beautiful conservatory. Remember the one in the movie, Practical Magic?  I loved that conservatory! The book I’m sharing today will have you dreaming of beautiful conservatories.

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In the BNOTP Library: The Conservatory Book
Author: Peter Marston
Hardcover: 160 pages
Book size: 11.7 x 9.6 x 0.8

The Conservatory Book by Peter Marston


3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Pictures are absolutely wonderful! I know I say that about every book, but it’s one of my top priorities when buying a design book. The pictures have to be plentiful and beautiful.
  • This book isn’t just a pretty face, though. It contains lots of information about how to design a well-functioning conservatory, even getting into heating, ventilation and such.
  • I love that we get to see both exterior and interior views of many conservatories. Warning: You’ll want a conservatory after reading this book! They are stunning!

You can read more about this book, The Conservatory Book and preview it at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.

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In the BNOTP Library

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  1. bobbi duncan says

    Oh, Susan, I just love the out of doors and any room that brings that feeling inside. We will never have a conservatory but are extremely fortunate that we live across the road from one of the world’s most magnificent ones–Longwood Gardens–where we stroll almost daily, enjoying all the unfolding glories of each season. I am always thankful to God for the natural beauty He has so lovingly granted us the privilege to enjoy.

  2. How thoughtful of someone to do a book like this! As someone who lives in a condo with not so much as a tiny balcony, I already want a conservatory before even page 1.

  3. bobbi duncan says

    Hi, Susan,
    Longwood Gardens IS quite something and the online pics just don’t do it justice, SO-O-O you’ll just have to come on up and we’ll treat y’all. It is amazing in any season but the lights and displays for almost two months during the Christmas season are really spectacular. Because their entry gate, with trees all aglow for a quarter of a mile, is just across the road it has now been incorporated as one of our cherished holiday things to enjoy whether we are leaving or coming home. There are so many nice things to do in this area; Winterthur is 10 minutes from us, Nemours is 25, Hagley museum is 20, the Brandywine River Museum and the Brandywine Battlefield are each just 5. There are also many antique shops, old inns for dining located in charming little villages, and lots of beautiful historic homes, some of which are so big that I don’t know that you would see much of other family members (if you look up the Granogue estate, home of Irenee duPont, at 2900 Montchanin Rd., Centreville, DE. you’ll see what I’m referring to–unbelievable!). I believe that I read there are 35 gardens in the Philadelphia area alone–not as large as Longwood but the ones we’ve toured are beautiful just the same. Now that we have such a tiny yard I am thankful to have these gardens where I can just be still and enjoy all the beauty–and someone else gets to do all the work. LOL! Come on up–we’ll keep you busy.

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