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The Head Gardeners: Forgotten Heroes of Horticulture

By: Toby Musgrave

246 pages, B/w illus & b/w photos

Aurum Press

Paperback | Mar 2009 | #177975 | ISBN-13: 9781845134112
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Hardback | Sep 2007 | #169060 | ISBN-13: 9781845132835
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About this book

A study of the great Victorian and Edwardian head gardeners, a group of self-made men who transformed gardening from menial labour into a profession. This book aims to recreate the social world of the great country house gardens where staffs of up to fifty might be employed in growing produce of awe-inspiring variety in prodigious quantities.

'Toby Musgrave's delightful book about the single-minded and often tyrannical horticulturalistic pioneers of the English country garden.' Independent on Sunday 'Well researched and highly readable.' National Trust Magazine 'There is much information here but the many stories and anecdotes jolly it along most effectively.' Daily Telegraph

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Toby Musgrave's previous books include Courtyard Gardens and Cottage Gardens, he is a member of the Garden Writer's Guild and lectures widely on garden history and garden design.

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