The Country House Kitchen Garden 1600-1950

By C.A. Wilson
ISBN: 0750914238

How produce was grown and how it was used.

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.

Available to buy from: Amazon
Sutton Publishing Ltd in association with the National Trust, 1998

Heritage Vegetables

By Sue Stickland

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.

Available to buy from Amazon or Organic Gardening Catalogue, Riverdene Business Park, Molesey Road, Hersham, Surrey KT12 4RG. Tel: 01932 253666. See website.