The British are renowned for their passion for gardening. But what many green-fingered enthusiasts rarely recognise is that world history is traceable not only through the variety of plants in our gardens and where they originated, but also the design elements used.
Penelope Hobhouse, one of the leading experts in all aspects of British Horticulture, has spent several years researching and collating The Story of Gardening. She is joined by Katherine Swift, a garden writer, who has herself developed an historical garden from scratch. Penelope Hobhouse, The Story of Gardening, Dorling Kindersley; ISBN: 0751333905