The English Cottage Garden

The English Cottage Garden

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The English cottage garden is an exquisite celebration of quintesentially English gardens, showing how they tread a fine line between aesthetics and utility, wildness and domestication. In medieval times cottages, far from picturesque, were vital to their cultivator's self sufficiency and were often surrounded by a yard mainly given over to livestock, but with a patch for vegetables and herbs. In the 17th century things began to change, the gentry started to build cottage-style houses and aided by their servants assumedd lives of mock-simplicity. Thus the English cottage garden has derived from 2 strands : the subsistence culture of the original cottagers nad the romantic notions of the gentrifiers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 187.96 x 251.46 x 12.7mm | 544.31g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 130col.ill.
  • 0753802619
  • 9780753802618

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