An Economic History of the English Garden

Roderick Floud

ISBN: 9780141981703

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‘An Economic History of the English Garden’ draws on never-seen primary sources to explore how much gardens cost to make and to maintain; how many gardeners tend to particular gardens; the prices of plants sold by nurseries, or imported from far-flung corners of the world; where the plants come from, what tools and techniques were used to create them and how they were invented. The author compares one garden with another in terms of the burden that it has put on the family that has owned it over the centuries. He unearths where their money came from and why they spent it on a garden. The result is a far deeper understanding of one of England’s dearest – and indeed costliest – industries.

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Format Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books
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