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A History of Gardening in 50 Objects

By (author) George Drower
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 4th Jul 2019
Dimensions: w 154mm h 238mm d 17mm
Weight: 805g
ISBN-10: 0750991305
ISBN-13: 9780750991308
Barcode No: 9780750991308
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The earliest record of an enclosed space around a homestead come from 10,000 BC and since then gardens of varying types and ambition have been popular throughout the ages. Whether ornamental patches surrounding wild cottages, container gardens blooming over unforgiving concrete or those turned over for growing produce, gardens exist in all shapes and sizes, in all manner of styles. Today we benefit from centuries of development, be it in the cultivation of desirable blossom or larger fruits, in the technology to keep weeds and lawn at bay or even in the visionaries who tore up rulebooks and cultivated pure creativity in their green spaces. George Drower takes fifty objects that have helped create the gardening scene we know today and explores the history outside spaces in a truly unique fashion. With stunning botanical and archive images, this lavish volume is essential for garden lovers.

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