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The Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

By: Maria Theresa Villiers Earle (Author)

398 pages, 3 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #218472 | ISBN-13: 9781108076678
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NHBS Price: £25.99 $32/€29 approx

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Mrs C. W. Earle (1836-1925) was born into the minor aristocracy as Maria Theresa Villiers. After training as an artist, she married Captain C. W. Earle, who inherited family property which enabled a comfortable lifestyle with a town house in London and a small property with a large garden in Surrey. Earle's designs for her garden were much admired by her artistic and literary circle, and she was encouraged to write down her gardening advice. With the help of her niece, Lady Constance Lytton (who provides an appendix on Japanese flower arranging), she published The Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, the first of three, in 1897, and it was a great and immediate success. The reader is addressed directly and engagingly on topics ranging from gardening and cookery books to planting schemes, healthy recipes, interior decoration, and the rearing of boys and girls, together with plenty of practical advice on all aspects of gardening.


- Preface
- January
- February
- March
- April
- May
- June
- July
- August
- September
- October
- November
- December
- Sons
- Furnishing
- A day in London
- Health
- Amateur artists
- Daughters
- Appendix
- Index

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