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Twigs Way is a garden historian who specialises in the social and political aspects of gardens and landscapes. She is the author of Shire's Allotments, Garden Gnomes, and Topiary.

Hollyhocks and cabbages, roses and runner beans: the English cottage garden combines beauty and utility, pride and productivity. Immortalized in images of thatched cottages with flower-filled borders and ducks on the path, what was the reality of the cottage garden?

For many the garden was essential to keep food on the table. For those more fortunate, the garden was a blaze of color and a status symbol. Gardens did not just appeal to the senses, however; they played a philosophical and moral role in British society, and thus in British social history. Visions of the rural cottager were never far from the mind of the Victorian middle classes, whether as a shining example to the indigent urban poor, or as an aesthetic and social ideal of a utopian 'merrie England'.

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ISBN 9780747808183
Genre GARDENING / Garden Design
Format Paperback
Pages 64
Publisher Date 2011-04-19 00:00:00.0
Publisher Shire Pubns
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.3 lb
Language English
Series Name Shire Library
Audience General/trade
Authors Way, Twigs
Country of Origin United States

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