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A History of Gardening in England

By: Alicia Amherst(Author)
420 pages, 65 b/w illustrations
A History of Gardening in England
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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. The product of four years' research, this learned and engaging work of horticultural history since Roman times was first published to great acclaim in 1895. It notably discusses the manuscript kept at Trinity College, Cambridge, of a fifteenth-century treatise in verse, The Feate of Gardening, which is the earliest existing account in English on the subject. Highly illustrated, Amherst's book also includes her annotated and chronological bibliography of printed works on gardening since 1516.



1. Monastic gardening
2. Thirteenth century
3. Fourteenth and fifteenth century
4. Early garden literature
5. Early Tudor gardens
6. Elizabethan flower garden
7. Kitchen gardening under Elizabeth and James I
8. Elizabethan garden literature
9. Seventeenth century
10. Gardening under William and Mary
11. Dawn of landscape gardening
12. Landscape gardening
13. Nineteenth century


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By: Alicia Amherst(Author)
420 pages, 65 b/w illustrations
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