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In the eighteenth-century, exotic plant species were arriving in England from all over the world, but prospective gardeners faced the challenge of growing them successfully in the local climate.Listen to Georgia discuss two famous books that provided advice on everything from building coal-heated greenhouses to making and preserving wine, alongside sumptuous illustrations of the new flowers and fruits that could be grown.
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Philip Miller. The gardener’s dictionary, 1759. Click to see in detail on Kura Heritage Collections Online.
John Hill. Eden: or, a compleat body of gardening, 1757. Click to see in detail on Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Gardening reading list
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