* A fascinating collection of writing on the English garden from the 18th and 19th centuries., * Reflections on the creation of some of the nation's greatest gardens, rich with insights for present-day gardeners looking for inspiration plus practical tips., * For readers of the Wildlife Trusts Seasons anthologies, A Little History of British Gardens by Jenny Uglow, and miscellanies such as The Wisdom of Trees by Max Adams., * Stunning design makes this the perfect gift or self-purchase.
Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer, editor and researcher specialising in historical miscellanies and natural history. She worked with Ben Schott on his highly popular sports miscellany, and was series editor for all six editions of Schott's Almanac. She is the author of six books including Penguins, Pineapples and Pangolins: First Encounters with the Exotic, Famous Last Words and How to Skin a Lion: A Treasury of Outmoded Advice. She writes regularly for Mental Floss and lives in Cambridge.
"A pot-pourri - and a delicious one at that. This charming small volume is a treasure trove of wonderful short extracts ... meant to be dipped into and savoured like an anthology of poetry" - The Wall Street Journal; "I found this to be a really insightful look at so much to do with the world of horticulture ... the basics are still as timely now as they were back then! A real treat of a read for all those with green fingers!" - Karen Mace, Nudge-book.com