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Garden History

Admas, Denise Wiles -  Restoring American Gardens - An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants
This book details more than 1000 plants known to have been cultivated in American gardens from 1640 to 1940, with descriptions and illustrated with a mix of modern colour photos, historic prints and botanic art. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 419 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £29.99), New
Price: £(GBP)18.00
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Buchan, Ursula -  Garden People - Valerie Finnis & the golden Age of Gardening
Celebrates both the life of Valerie Finnis and the Gardening Age that she lived through, using a selection of 229 from the 50,000 photos that she took. The narration is by Ursula Buchan, and Ann Pavord adds an appreciation and Brent Elliott provides thumbnail biographies of many of the people illustrated. 2007 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 160 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Hales, Mick -  Shakespeare in the Garden
A highly illustrated book, which starts by surveying 14 gardens which have plantings in the style of the period, then focuses on 80 plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and with an illustration and the quotation which refers to the plant. 2006 9 ¾ x 10 144 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £19.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Jellicoe, Geoffrey -  Volume 1 Soundings
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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View larger image of 'Gardens of the Lake District'Longville & Corbett -  Gardens of the Lake District
A marvellous trip around many of the gardens of the area, written by local man Tim Longville, with many good colour photos, many large format, by Val Corbett. Almost as good as being there! 2007 12 x 10 256 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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McDowell, Marta -  Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life
Many of us will know that Beatrix Potter had a background in gardening and botanic art, but not known much about it. This book gives us a full account of her life and activities which lay behind her famous books, well illustrated with many colour photos and pictures. 2013 8 ¼ x 6 ½ 339 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Robinson & Darke -  The Wild Garden - expanded edition
Based around the 1895 fifth edition which is reproduced in its entirety including illustrations, this edition is enhanced by chapters which build on the text and illustrated with 125 colour photos. Robinson was very influential in move design from the formal to the less formal which was employed at Gravetye Manor. 2009 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 355 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear/tear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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