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The Origin of Plants: The People and Plants That Have Shaped Britain's Garden History Since the Year 1000

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By: Maggie Campbell-Culver (Author)

477 pages, Col photos, illus

Eden Project Books

Paperback | May 2004 | #146181 | ISBN: 1903919401
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #117467 | ISBN: 074727214X
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About this book

Seminal work on the way so many thousands of plants have been introduced into Britain over the past 1000 years and the dramatic effect they have had on our landscape and gardens.

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Maggie Campbell-Culver is an editor of the new forthcoming edition of The Oxford Companion to Gardens and writes regularly for the Eden Friends Magazine, Historic Garden Review, the Saturday Telegraph and NCCPG Journal. She has been a member of the Garden History Society for twenty years and of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens since its inception. She managed the running and restoration of Mount Edgcumbe, the Grade 1 Historic Garden overlooking Plymouth Sound. She was a founder member of the Garden Trust Movement and Vice-chairman of the Cornwall Gardens Trust. She was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 2001. Maggie danced as a teenager with the Ballet Rambert, then studied garden history and worked on the excavation of Fishbourne Roman Palace in Sussex before moving to Cornwall and self-sufficiency in 1974. While living near Bodmin she was heavily involved with the Wadebridge Bookshop. She now lives in Brittany with her husband Michael.

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