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Vintage Gardening Book, The English Flower Garden Book by William Robinson, How To Garden Reference Book

A popular and informative gardening book that describes English Gardens and their plants. A critique and how to book. This is a thick reference book by famed William Robinson, “the man who invented gardening as we know it”. Illustrated in black and white. In nice vintage condition.

A must have book for any gardening nut or book collector. Half of the book is dedicated to descriptions of specific plants and it’s a great reference covering many varieties that are common not only in the UK but the US.

Robinson’s great contribution to garden design lay in his loathing of the formal bedding arrangements so loved by the Victorians, and his belief that hardy plants should replace annuals. His influence was so remarkable that the informality he preached is still the predominant fashion today. Indeed, the word “Robinsonian” has entered the language to describe the natural-informal and even the “wild” garden that were his favourite themes.

  • Hard cover, 720 pages.
  • By: William Robinson
  • Edition: 15th, 1984
  • Published by The Amaryllis Press, New York

Spine is intact with all pages intact. Binding is intact. With Dust Jacket. No library markings, owner marking, no pen/pencil scratches, spills, or cut pages. Dust Jacket has some edge tears but intact.

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