An Economic History of the English Garden

November 7, 2019 - Comment
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Anonymous says:

Detailed, interesting book – gardening/economic history/social history This book has a surprisingly wide potential audience:- People interested in the history of gardens- People interested in economic history- People interested in social historyAll of the above, in a wide range from the seriously interested amateur to someone wanting a scholarly work with all the endnotes left in.This is not your light pop-history book. Mr Floud is obviously a man obsessed, and he shares his interest in (obsession with) gardens and the gardening…

Anonymous says:

A Brilliant Piece of Research I have not seen this specific subject written about before – an in-depth look at the economics of gardens. In it, the author lifts the lid of a facet of gardening that is often overlooked. Actually, I’d say it is always overlooked. Nobody ever asks what ought to be very obvious, such as how many labourers are needed, what equipment and skills, and at what cost, all of which should be balanced against the result, be it a private flower garden, a commercial enterprise, or a scientific…

Anonymous says:

A history of gardening and how much it cost… it’s mind blowing! This is an interesting book – it is essentially different to other types of garden history books as it considers the often ignored aspect of the financial cost of developing, running and maintaining gardens – a luxury for the wealthy. The author notes his hope that this book will help recognise the importance of gardening as a British Industry that has been successful for hundreds of years. Over 1,500 gardens in Britain are listed as being if historical interest – this book focuses on those…

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