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Walled Kitchen Gardens

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The kitchen garden was designed to provide a continual supply not only of fruit, flowers and vegetables, but also of plants that had medicinal and veterinary uses, plants for flavouring food and drink, and those providing dyes, perfumes, narcotics, disinfectants, poisons and pesticides. With the aid of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-season delicies such as straw ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Shire (first published August 28th 1997)
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Sian Bradshaw
A lovely little book charting kitchen gardens at the large stately homes. It includes a helpful list of gardens to visit (Holkham and Shugborough being two I have visited and was impressed with both). I also like that it made an effort to describe the life of the workers in these gardens.
A very short book (46 pages) that is a good starting point for learning about the walled kitchen gardens of the Victorian era, one of the most fascinating subjects in gardening. Lots of good, though small, photos. Links to walled garden web sites in Britain.
Stevie Carroll
A fairly typical Shire book, distinguished by some rather excellent illustrations and a comprehensive list of examples that can be visited throughout the UK.
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