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Kitchen Garden Estate: Self-sufficiency Inspired by Country Estates of the Past

By: Helene Gammack

192 pages, 200 illustrations

National Trust

Hardback | Apr 2012 | #196912 | ISBN-13: 9781907892127
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About this book

Britain's great estates and country house gardens offer a wealth of inspiration to the modern gardener. From traditional walled kitchen gardens and their--sometimes surprising--fruit and vegetables, to keeping bees, chickens or even livestock, traditional methods have been used in kitchen garden estates since medieval times and have much to teach anyone who wishes to make their own outdoor space a model of self-sufficiency. Covering fruit and vegetables, herbs, orchards, beekeeping, fish ponds, dovecotes and poultry, dairy and the farmyard, the deer park and game, hops and vineyards, there is something for everyone, whether you have acres of land, an allotment or are simply growing herbs on your windowsill.


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Biography

Helene Gammack is an MA graduate in Garden History, with a particular interest in self-sufficient estates. She has a life-long interest in gardens and a thorough knowledge of practical horticulture, having worked as sole gardener in a renowned plantsman's garden for ten years. She has worked as a research assistant for the National Trust for the last two years.

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