The Making of the English Gardener

Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1550-1660
Author(s): 
Willes, Margaret
ISBN: 
9780300163827
Date published: 
September 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00

In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England, making it a leading player in the European horticultural game. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, scholars, and courtiers, and the burgeoning vernacular book trade spread this new knowledge still further—reaching even the growing number of gardeners furnishing their more modest plots across the verdant nation and its young colonies in the Americas.