A Paradise Out of a Common FieldBack to the grapevine

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.