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London Parks and Gardens

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

By: Alicia Amherst (Author)

452 pages, 39 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #218590 | ISBN-13: 9781108075992
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About this book

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

Brought up among the extensive grounds of her family home at Didlington Hall in Norfolk, Alicia Amherst (1865–1941) was a keen gardener from an early age. Especially interested in socially beneficial gardening, she sat on the board of the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1900, encouraged the growing of smoke-resistant flowers in poor urban areas, and promoted the greater use of allotments and school gardens during the First World War. Long regarded as a significant work for its thorough yet accessible approach, this well-researched historical and horticultural survey first appeared in 1907 under her married name of the Honourable Mrs Evelyn Cecil. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it covers London's royal and other parks as well as less obvious green spaces such as squares, burial grounds, and Inns of Court. A map and plant lists are also included. Amherst's History of Gardening in England (1895) is also reissued in this series.



1. Introductory
2. Hyde Park
3. St James's and Green Parks
4. Regent's Park
5. Greenwich Park
6. Municipal parks
7. South London parks
8. Commons and open spaces
9. Squares
10. Burial-grounds
11. Inns of Court
12. Historical gardens
13. Private gardens

Works consulted
Hyde Park and Kensington gardens: list of trees and shrubs

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