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Walled Kitchen Gardens By Susan Campbell

Walled Kitchen Gardens by Susan Campbell

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Summary

Walled kitchen gardens were found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland. They were designed to provide a continual supply of fruit, flowers and vegetables. The remains of these gardens can still be seen, some converted to other uses, some simply abandoned. This book examines the history of these old kitchen gardens.

Walled Kitchen Gardens Summary

Walled Kitchen Gardens by Susan Campbell

Walled kitchen gardens were found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland. They were designed to provide a continual supply of fruit, flowers and vegetables. With the aide of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-season delicacies such as strawberries for Christmas, exotic tropical fruits, figs and grapes. The remains of these gardens can still be seen, some converted to other uses, some simply abandoned; a few have been restored to their previous productiveness. This book examines the history of these old kitchen gardens in the light of what might be seen there today.

About Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell is a writer and illustrator. She has researched the history of kitchen gardening for many years, visiting over three hundred gardens. Her investigations have resulted in the publications of 'A Calendar of Gardeners' Lore'; Cottesbrooke, an English Kitchen Garden'; and 'Charleston Kedding, a History of Kitchen Gardening'.

Table of Contents

Introduction; The situation of walled kitchen gardens; Design, layout and cultivation; The walls and their fruit; Heat and glass; The back sheds and the workforce; further reading; places to visit.

Additional information

GOR002115352
9780747806578
0747806578
Walled Kitchen Gardens by Susan Campbell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-08-01
56
N/A
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