Books  Botany  Plants & Gardens 

Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs: The Stories of Garden Inventors and Innovations

By: George Drower

260 pages, B/w photos, illus

The History Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119025 | ISBN: 0750925434
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £14.99 $20/€17 approx

About this book

This volume collects 50 stories of gardening invention, innovation and discovery. Among them is that of Thomas Hyl, who in 1577 devised the first water sprinkler; Nathaniel Ward who began a craze for indoor gardening in 1829 with his terrarium case; and Henry Telende, who in 1720 grew England's first pineapple. From the invention of the trellis, flower pots and the waterscrew in the ancient world; via secateurs, jute string and flame guns in the Victorian age; to the Gro-Bag and Flymo of modern times, the ingenious achievements make an inspiring international collection.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Roses of Great Britain and Ireland

NHBS Price: £12.50 $16/€14 approx

Making a Wildflower Meadow

NHBS Price: £14.99 $20/€17 approx

Gardening for Birdwatchers

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

Landscape Trees and Shrubs

NHBS Price: £30.00 $39/€34 approx

The Basics of Planting Design

NHBS Price: £24.99 $33/€28 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194