The Gardens of the British Working Class (Hardback)
  • The Gardens of the British Working Class (Hardback)
zoom

The Gardens of the British Working Class (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback Published: 04/03/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This magnificently illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the laboring classes in the country to today, Margaret Willes's research unearths lush gardens nurtured outside rough workers' cottages and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, methods employed by determined, obsessive, and eccentric workers to make their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the great philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces, the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse syndicates and fierce rivalries between vegetable growers, flower-fanciers cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore handed down from gardener to gardener through generations. This is a sumptuous record of the myriad ways in which the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables, and flowers has played--and continues to play--an integral role in everyday British life.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300187847
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 46 mm

You may also be interested in...

Scotland for Gardeners
Added to basket
Paradise Gardens
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Walled Kitchen Gardens
Added to basket
Wild Garden Weekends
Added to basket
The Morville Hours
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds
Added to basket
Treasured Trees
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
How to Read Gardens
Added to basket
Derek Jarman's Garden
Added to basket
20 Sussex Gardens
Added to basket
We Made A Garden
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Best Gardens in Italy
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
The Irish Garden
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Four Hedges
Added to basket
£12.00
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.