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'A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History (Paperback)
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'A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 15/03/2011
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The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten and only the former entrance gates and a street name remain. This book, illustrated with many contemporary engravings and postcards, charts the history of the Garden; its international reputation in horticultural developments and many floral triumphs; its recurrent financial crises and ultimate degeneration into a venue for cat and dog shows and final conversion to a doomed amusement park. Ann Brooks studied Pharmacy at Manchester University followed by a varied career in hospital pharmacy. Her great love of gardening and the history of the gardening movement led her to return to academia and she completed a PhD in 2007 on The Manchester Botanic Garden and the Movement for Subscription Botanic Gardens. She is the co-author of a number of papers on the history of Manchester and is currently writing a book on the movement for subscription botanic gardens and conducting research on Victorian villa gardens.

Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 9781905119370
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 244 x 183 x 13 mm


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Excellently researched and clearly written by Ann Brooks, it is a story worth telling, and an important book for future generations who might wonder about that rather splendid entrance.' -- Gardens and People Gardens and People ... a great reference for those interested in Manchester and its history or the development of Botanic Gardens more generally.' -- thinkinGardens thinkinGardens Heavily illustrated with maps, period photographs, as well as postcards, this is an excellent case study for examination by professionals and public leaders.' -- Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago Botanic Garden

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