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My Garden in the Wilderness

Biography / Memoir

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

By: Kathleen L Murray(Author)

200 pages, 77 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #220792 | ISBN-13: 9781108076708
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About this book

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

This story of an Indian garden was published in 1915. Its author, Kathleen L. Murray, was living in the remote north-eastern region of Bihar in the home of her brother, an indigo producer, and some of her musings on life and gardening in India had already been published in the periodical The Statesman. She viewed My Garden in the Wilderness not as a guide, but 'merely a rambling record of some years in a garden' which combined European plants such as roses and sweet peas with natives such as cannas and beaumontias. Along with her gardening successes and failures over three years, My Garden in the Wilderness provides insights into the life of the European woman in India – with no employment, and required to be both idle and aloof from the lives of the wider population. Murray's descriptive powers and enthusiasm for her garden make My Garden in the Wilderness both enjoyable and evocative of imperial India.



Part I
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Part II
First Year in the New Garden
Chapter 6: May
Chapter 7: July
Chapter 8: August
Chapter 9: October
Chapter 10: November
Second Year in the Garden
Chapter 11: April
Chapter 12: May
Chapter 13: July
Chapter 14: September
Chapter 15: October
Chapter 16: November

Part III
Third Year in the Garden
Chapter 17: January
Chapter 18: February
Chapter 19: April
Chapter 20: The last June

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