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A Veritable Eden: The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History

By: Ann Brooks

160 pages, Col & b/w illus

Windgather Press

Paperback | Mar 2011 | #189460 | ISBN-13: 9781905119370
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About this book

The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten and only the former entrance gates and a street name remain. This book, illustrated with many contemporary engravings and postcards, charts the history of the Garden; its international reputation in horticultural developments and many floral triumphs; its recurrent financial crises and ultimate degeneration into a venue for dog shows and conversion to a doomed amusement park.


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