A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers
Facts and folklore through the ages

By David Squire

A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers
Hardback, 144 pages £5.00
Published: 13th November 2014
ISBN: 9780857842749
Format: 197mm x 122mm


Series: Wise Words

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Here, the craft of gardening, its rich history, wisdom and folklore will entertain, inspire and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes: from discovering early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here for the aspiring gardener or the experienced horticulturalist. Illustrated throughout with historical woodcuts and images, this beautifully finished hardcover book makes a perfect gift for anyone with an interest in gardens, gardening and history. Not only gives plenty of information on the history of gardening and the development of tools and practices, it also collects information on garden curiosities and folklore.

"A Miscellany for Garden Lovers is a fact-drenched and beautifully illustrated book of insights into garden history that will leave you enthralled with its diversity... 6 out of 5 (if it would just be possible)."

- Michael Smith Green (Living) Review

"This would make an ideal gift that any gardener would love to receive."

- The Potting Shed UK

David Squire

David Squire has a lifetime’s experience with plants. He studied botany and gardening at the Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden as Wisley, Surrey, where he gained the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He also was awarded an N.K. Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens of native British plants. In 2005, this collection of plants was accepted by the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, Sussex, to become part of the library and museum exhibits of Brighton
and Hove.

David’s passionate interest in native plants ranges from eating and survival to their historical roles in medicine, folklore and customs. His interest in honey bees dates back to late school years when he kept bees.

Throughout his gardening and journalist career, David has written more than eighty books on plants, gardening and insects, as well as dogs and self-sufficiency, including keeping chickens. David’s books have been sold in twenty countries and The Scented Garden won the Garden Writer’s of America ’Quill and Trowel’ award.

Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
ISBN: 9780857842749
Format: 197mm x 122mm

BISAC Code:  GAR000000
Imprint: Green Books

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