July 8, 2015

The Making of the English Gardener, 1550-1660


In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, scholars, and courtiers, and the burgeoning vernacular book trade spread this new knowledge still further - reaching the growing number of gardeners furnishing their more modest plots across the nation and its young colonies in the Americas. Margaret Willes introduces a plethora of garden enthusiasts, from the renowned to the legions of anonymous workers who created and tended the great estates. Packed with illustrations from the herbals, design treatises, and practical manuals that inspired these men - and occasionally women - Willes' book charts how England's garden grew.

Author: Margaret Willes
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (August 13, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300197268
ISBN-13: 978-0300197266
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