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Berridge, Vanessa - The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew - 9781445660295 - V9781445660295
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The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew

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Description for The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew Paperback. The untold story of how our national obsession with gardening came to be. Num Pages: 272 pages, 30. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; HBJD1; HBT; WMB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 157 x 234 x 21. Weight in Grams: 386.
The British enthusiasm for gardening has fascinating roots. The Empire and trade across the globe created an obsession with exotic new plants, and showed the power and reach of Britain in the early eighteenth century. At that time, national influence wasn't measured by sporting success, musical or artistic influence. Instead it was expressed in the design of parks and gardens such as Kew and Stowe, and the style of these grand gardens was emulated first throughout Britain and then increasingly around the world. Augusta of Saxe-Gotha arrived in England aged sixteen, speaking barely any English, to be ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Amberley
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
Chalford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781445660295
SKU
V9781445660295
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99-99

About Berridge, Vanessa
Vanessa Berridge is the author of The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew (Amberley, 2015) and The Joy of Gardening (Summersdale, 2014). Formerly the launch editor of The English Garden magazine, she now writes widely on gardens for magazines and newspapers. She has in-depth knowledge of British garden history, and has contributed to several books on ... Read more

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