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Women and Their Gardens: A History from the Elizabethan Era to Today Catherine Horwood

Women and Their Gardens: A History from the Elizabethan Era to Today

Catherine Horwood

Published April 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781613743379
Hardcover
448 pages
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From the golden age in English history to todays gardeners and designers, this volume recognizes womens contributions to gardening in Britain and around the world spanning more than four centuries. Despite growing vegetables for their kitchens,MoreFrom the golden age in English history to todays gardeners and designers, this volume recognizes womens contributions to gardening in Britain and around the world spanning more than four centuries. Despite growing vegetables for their kitchens, tending herbs for their medicine cupboards, and teaching other women about the craft before agricultural schools officially existed, women have been mere footnotes in the horticultural annals for specimens collected abroad. These pioneers influence on the style of gardens in the present day is illustrated here in a style both accessible and scholarly. Presenting a rare bouquet, this collection shares the stories of more than 200 women who have been involved with garden design, plant collecting, flower arranging, botanical art, garden writing, and education.