‘An amusing and well-illustrated gift book for anyone interested in gadgetry and the progress of garden history’ – Gardens Illustrated
Packed full of interesting anecdotes, this book will guide the reader through the advances of gardening history and the technology behind it.
From secateurs to seed bombs, hybrids to ha-has, lawnmowers to land artists, the gardening world has long attracted innovators. This delightful book outlines the ways that horticulture and the landscape have changed. The fascinating and amusing short entries are accompanied by charming specially created illustrations, giving a special touch to this perfect gift.
Topics covered include:Greenhouses and the ability to grow exotic plantsOrganic growing and the use of chemicalsAllotments and their role in food production between the warsTaxonomy and nomenclatureThe resurgence of topiaryClimate change and the challenges and opportunities it bringsPublic parks and the importance of recreational space’Abigail Willis’s lively gallop through assorted horticultural topics is full of interesting nuggets’ – Daily Mail
‘Every section of the book is informed and pithy, making this the kind of thoughtful, readable work often found on the bedside table’ – The English Garden
This beautifully produced book is the ideal gift for the gardener in your life.