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Gardening across the pond : Anglo-American exchanges from the settlers in Virginia to prairie gardens in England / Richard Bisgrove.

By: Bisgrove, Richard [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [London] : Pimpernel Press Limited, 2018Description: 208 pages, xxxii pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781910258248; 1910258245.Subject(s): Gardening -- United States -- History | Gardening -- England -- History | Botanists -- United States -- History | Botanists -- England -- History | Plant collectors -- History | United States -- Relations -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- Relations -- United StatesGenre/Form: History. Summary: "For four hundred years there has been a special relationship in many aspects of life between Britain and what is now the United States of America, not least in gardening. From the early settlers taking their familiar English plants to the New World and early plant-hunters bringing back exciting new plants for English gardens, to the twenty-first-century English infatuation with 'prairie gardening', ideas and plants have been crossing and re-crossing the Atlantic. In Gardening Across the Pond, Richard Bisgrove explores four centuries of translantic influences, from the Tradescants plant-hunting in seventeenth century Virginia, to the prairie landscapes of the 2012 London Olympic Park, and attempts to answer that thorny question - is the English cottage garden an American invention?"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: September 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"For four hundred years there has been a special relationship in many aspects of life between Britain and what is now the United States of America, not least in gardening. From the early settlers taking their familiar English plants to the New World and early plant-hunters bringing back exciting new plants for English gardens, to the twenty-first-century English infatuation with 'prairie gardening', ideas and plants have been crossing and re-crossing the Atlantic. In Gardening Across the Pond, Richard Bisgrove explores four centuries of translantic influences, from the Tradescants plant-hunting in seventeenth century Virginia, to the prairie landscapes of the 2012 London Olympic Park, and attempts to answer that thorny question - is the English cottage garden an American invention?"--Provided by publisher.

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