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The Cottage Garden Twigs Way

The Cottage Garden By Twigs Way

The Cottage Garden by Twigs Way


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Summary

Hollyhocks and cabbages, roses and runner beans: the English cottage garden combines beauty and utility, pride and productivity. Gardens did not just appeal to the senses, however: they played a philosophical and moral role in society, and thus in our social history.

The Cottage Garden Summary

The Cottage Garden by Twigs Way

Hollyhocks and cabbages, roses and runner beans: the English cottage garden combined beauty and utility, pride and productivity. But what was the reality of the space immortalised in images of thatched cottages with floral borders and ducks on the path? For many the garden was crucial in keeping food on the table, for many simply a status symbol and blaze of colour; and gardens did not just appeal to the senses, but played a philosophical and moral role in society, and thus in our social history. Visions of the rural cottager were never far from the mind of the Victorian middle classes, whether as a shining example to the indigent urban poor or as an aesthetic and social ideal of a utopian 'merrie England'. The Cottage Garden is the history of this varied and important phenomenon and its myriad concepts and incarnations.

About Twigs Way

Twigs Way is a garden historian and author who specialises in the social and political aspects of gardens and landscapes. Her other successful titles for Shire include Allotments, Garden Gnomes and Topiary.

Table of Contents

?Introduction /Productive Poverty /Growing for Show and Beauty /The Cottage Ornee /Victorian Morality and Idealism /A Border of Romantics /Rus in Urbe /Plants for the Cottage Garden /Further Reading /Places to Visit /Index

Additional information

GOR003499445
9780747808183
074780818X
The Cottage Garden by Twigs Way
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2011-04-10
64
N/A
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