By: Toby Musgrave
246 pages, B/w illus & b/w photos
A study of the great Victorian and Edwardian head gardeners, a group of self-made men who transformed gardening from menial labour into a profession. This book aims to recreate the social world of the great country house gardens where staffs of up to fifty might be employed in growing produce of awe-inspiring variety in prodigious quantities.
'Toby Musgrave's delightful book about the single-minded and often tyrannical horticulturalistic pioneers of the English country garden.' Independent on Sunday 'Well researched and highly readable.' National Trust Magazine 'There is much information here but the many stories and anecdotes jolly it along most effectively.' Daily Telegraph
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