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WALLED KITCHEN GARDENS
by Susan Campbell
CHARLESTON KEDDING: A HISTORY OF KITCHEN GARDENING
by Susan Campbell
A HISTORY OF KITCHEN GARDENING
by Susan Campbell
COTTESBROOKE
by Susan Campbell
GLASSHOUSES
by Fiona Grant
A PARADISE OUT OF A COMMON FIELD
by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards
THE VICTORIAN KITCHEN GARDEN
by Jennifer Davis
THE COUNTRY HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN 1600-1950: how produce was grown and how it was used
Ed. C.A.Wilson
HERITAGE VEGETABLES
by Sue Stickland
WALLED KITCHEN GARDENS
by Susan Campbell
Available from bookshops ISBN 978 0 74780 657 8 or direct from Shire Books www.shirebooks.co.uk

An excellent introduction to walled kitchen gardens. Well illustrated, it covers the situation, design and layout of walled gardens, cultivation and crops, the walls and their fruit, heat and glasshouses, and the back sheds and the workforce.

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CHARLESTON KEDDING, a History of Kitchen Gardening
by Susan Campbell
Now only available through internet retailers, ISBN 0 09 181385 9, published by Random House, 1996. Contact susan.campbell@
walledgardens.net
if you have problems finding a source.

Comprehensive, richly illustrated and beautifully written, this book traces the history of kitchen gardening from the Greek and Roman roots to the present day. It offers a fascinating insight into the skills and horticultural secrets of the past, by examining the development of the walled kitchen garden – its structure, layout and planting – through the imaginary yet typical English country estate, Charleston Kedding. 288pp, hardback.
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A HISTORY OF KITCHEN GARDENING
by Susan Campbell
Published by Frances Lincoln, 2005, ISBN 0 7112 2565 6

A revised edition of Charleston Kedding, with additional material and references

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COTTESBROOKE
By Susan Campbell
Available from bookshops, ISBN 0 7126 1251 3, published by Century Press 1987

  The 12-month diary of the activities in a kitchen garden in Northamptonshire that was still being run in the old, traditional way in 1984.
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GLASSHOUSES
By Fiona Grant
Available from bookshops ISBN 978 0747 812463 or direct from Shire Books www.shirebooks.co.uk

 

A useful introduction to the development of the glasshouse, beginning with the orangery and 18th century hothouses through to the mid 20th century. It covers the mass produced glasshouses of the 19th century, with a chapter on restored examples. Also included is a list of places to visit where restored glasshouses can be seen in use.

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A PARADISE OUT OF A COMMON FIELD
by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards,
Available from bookshops, ISBN 0 7126 2209 8, published by Century, 1990.

Subtitled "the pleasures and plenty of the Victorian garden", this book is about the accomplishments of the head gardener in the hey-day (1840-76) of Victorian gardening and the way in which he supported the social function of the country house. The model is the gardens at Linton Park in Kent. There are several good chapters on the productions of the kitchen garden and its glasshouses.
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THE VICTORIAN KITCHEN GARDEN
By Jennifer Davis
ISBN 0 5632 0442 7, BBC Books 1987
 

The book that was written to accompany a famous BBC television series on this subject.
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THE COUNTRY HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN 1600-1950:
how produce was grown and how it was used
Ed. C.A.Wilson
Sutton Publishing Ltd in association with the National Trust, 1998

ISBN:0-7509-1423-8

Particularly useful for those interested in the early development of kitchen gardens. divided into two sections: 'The Garden' and The Produce'. The book is a compilation of chapters each of which is contributed by a specialist, such as 'The Walled Garden at Shugborough' by Simon Sekers and 'Glasshouse and Frames 1600-1900' by Susan Campbell. Well illustrated throughout, there is also a useful list of National Trust properties that have walled kitchen gardens.
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HERITAGE VEGETABLES
By Sue Stickland

Available from:
Organic Gardening Catalogue, Riverdene Business Park, Molesey Road, Hersham,
Surrey KT12 4RG
Tel :01932 253666
website

 

This book celebrates the diversity of our vegetable heritage, discussing why it is important to preserve it, and how we can help in our own gardens. Over 350 old fashioned varieties that have stood the test of time are described, with information on suppliers.
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