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Medieval English Gardens - Teresa McLean

Medieval English Gardens

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Published: 16th July 2014
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From castle to cottage, nearly every medieval dwelling possessed an enclosed plot for growing herbs, food, and flowers. This illustrated survey of gardening lore from the era between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance reveals a wealth of ancient secrets. Drawn from obscure sources-scraps of parchment from account rolls, charters, surveys, and registers-the book provides hitherto inaccessible knowledge about the plans, organization, and common uses of gardens in the pre-industrial world.
Both an excellent work of scholarship and a fascinating read, the book examines the location, ownership, purpose, layout, overall appearance, fashions, and workmanship of English gardens. It further explores the gardens' colorful and fragrant contents, describing castle gardens, pleasure gardens, lovers' gardens, and secret gardens. Other subjects include infirmary gardens, herbariums, kitchen gardens, and flowery meads in addition to the cultivation of orchards, vineyards, and beehives.

ISBN: 9780486781198
ISBN-10: 0486781194
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 16th July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.42