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Excellent introduction to the history of gardening
on 16 March 2011
An informative and consistently readable book, which covers all the main developments in the history of gardening in the UK. A good "beginners" guide, well written and entertaining; the author's personal fascination with her subject comes across very well. Likely to whet the reader's appetite to explore the history of gardening further; there is a very good bibliography which will point the reader to other, more detailed studies of particular periods or gardening personalities. Deserves to become a staple of the garden history bookshelf, it seems to be almost permanently "out on loan" from my local library, which is a recommendation in itself.