Charleston Kedding is an imaginary English country house through whose history the story of kitchen gardening is told. The guided tour takes in the glasshouses where pineapples once thrived, to the compost yard, frameyard, apple store and mushroom house.
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Campbell presents the history of a grand English kitchen garden, albeit one conjured up from a pastiche of actual estates. Acknowledging the current popularity of a gardening style that combines ornamentals with edible plants, Campbell's richly descriptive book expounds on the decorative landscape capable of returning a bounty of fresh produce. In this way, the former idea of a kitchen garden connects with very modern concerns for eating in a healthy way, making the notion more apropos than ever. With exhaustive depth, Campbell uncovers classically inspired garden designs, picturesque glasshouses filled with tropical rarities, esoteric uses for plants, and, of course, the lives of gardeners responsible for maintaining their masters' estates. More than ample material to fascinate the garden lover who appreciates history with a British spin. Alice Joyce
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Book Description Random House UK, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091813859
Book Description Random House UK, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091813859
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Book Description Random House UK, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091813859
Book Description Ebury Press, 1996. Rilegato. Book Condition: nuovo. Brand New Mint Copy. Susan Campbell is an author and illustrator. She lectures regularly on gardening., Ill. bn: 260 drawings, Ill. colori: 6 colour illustrations, Peso: 1170 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 1592-AGR03
Book Description Random House UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0091813859 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0038788