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Gardening Women By Dr Catherine Horwood

Gardening Women by Dr Catherine Horwood

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$28.49
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Summary

* An inspirational social history of women's involvement with plants and gardening over the centuries

Gardening Women Summary

Gardening Women: Their Stories From 1600 to the Present by Dr Catherine Horwood

From Flora, Roman goddess of plants, to today's gardeners at Kew, women have always gardened. Women gardeners have grown vegetables for their kitchens and herbs for their medicine cupboards. They have been footnotes in the horticultural annals for specimens collected abroad. They taught young women about gardening twenty-five years before women's horticultural schools officially existed. And their influence on the style of our gardens, frequently unacknowledged, survives to the present day.

From these triumphs to the battles fought against male-dominated institutions, from the horticultural pioneers to the bringers of change in society's attitudes, this book is a celebration of the best of the species -- gardening women.

Gardening Women Reviews

** 'An authoritative writer . . . it is about time that women gardeners received the generous tribute awarded to them by Horwood's splendid book . . . lively, superbly researched and highly enjoyable * LITERARY REVIEW *
** 'Women, like weeds, are everywhere in gardening history. In gathering their stories and describing their influences and achievements Horwood has done a terrific, pioneering job. Beautifully structured and cogently written, GARDENING WOMEN is as rich, f * THE TIMES *
** 'For anyone interested in the long and fascinating history of women and their gardens, Horwood's book, with its cast scope . . . and plethora of fascinating detail, is an admirable starting point * DAILY MAIL *
** 'An interesting, well-told story * FINANCIAL TIMES *

About Dr Catherine Horwood

Catherine Horwood is honorary research fellow of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women at Royal Holloway and has been a visiting fellow at Yale. She has won many prizes for her own gardens and was an honorary assistant organiser of the National Gardens Scheme for London.

Additional information

GOR002041613
9781844084630
1844084639
Gardening Women: Their Stories From 1600 to the Present by Dr Catherine Horwood
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2010-05-06
448
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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