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Medieval Gardens charts the evolution of England's earliest gardens, from the rows of culinary and medicinal herbs tended by monks, to the earliest secular pleasure gardens, enclosed within castle walls. These were spaces for private conversations and outdoor games, often with raised beds and turf seats and perhaps a mound for surveying the countryside beyond. Still ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by English Heritage
(first published February 2005)
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This is a fairly lightweight book introducing the reader to medieval garden design, with little "how to" instructions for some of the features described. I have most of the information in better books already, but bought this one on the strength of the extensive list of botanic names for common medieval garden plants (plus the cheap price).