The Victorian Kitchen Garden - DAVIES, JenniferBritish Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
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Hidden behind high redbrick walls at Chilton Foliat in Berkshire lies an extraordinary example of a traditional Victorian kitchen garden. This book, which accompanies a BBC television series, traces its recent restoration from a neglected patch of weed-choked ground back to a productive, well-ordered plot, cultivated using Victorian tools and techniques and planted with nineteenth- century varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Within its four walls, the characteristics of the era are clearly reflected: inventiveness and a keen interest in science, the constant quest for improvement, and the certainties of a strict social hierarchy. Beautifully illustrated with period drawings and engravings as well as full-colour photographs showing every aspect of the newly-restored garden at Chilton Foliat, The Victorian Kitchen Garden is a magnificent and lasting celebration of the splendours of the walled kitchen garden in its heyday. 160pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
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