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Author: Richard W. Benfield



Publisher: CABI

Edition: NA

Price: NA

Pages: 257

REVIEW: Gardening is the most popular form of active outdoor leisure, and travel to gardens as part of holidays or other leisure time is one of the most well liked tourism activities today a statement substantiate by the fact that more people travel to gardens in America than visit Disneyland and Disneyworld combined.

Garden visitation has been a tourism motivator for many years and can now be enjoyed in many different forms. Private garden visiting, historical garden tourism, urban gardens and a myriad of festivals, shows and events all allow the green fingered enthusiast to appreciate the natural world. This book traces the history of garden visitation right through from Egyptian and Babylonian times to today, observing the various motivations of tourist to visit gardens and including in depth look at a flower shows and festivals. Useful for garden managers and tourism students as well as casual readers, it also examines the management and marketing of gardens for tourism purposes, before conducting with a detailed look at the form and role of gardens in the future.

  Reviewed By: Gupta Atul, Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bhopal
Issue: V5N1
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International Journal of
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