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Walled Kitchen Gardens

By Susan Campbell



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Author Susan Campbell
Binding Paperback
Date published August 2006
Number of pages 56
Publisher Shire Publications
ISBN / Item No. 9780747806578


Walled kitchen gardens were found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland and were designed to provide a continual supply of fruit, flowers and vegetables.

With the aide of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-season delicacies such as strawberries for Christmas, exotic tropical fruits, figs and grapes.

The remains of these gardens can still be seen, some converted to other uses, some simply abandoned; a few have been restored to their previous productiveness.

This book examines the history of these old kitchen gardens in the light of what might be seen there today.

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