Charleston Kedding, A History of Kitchen GardeningBack to the grapevine

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. Out of print.