Laird, M., A Natural History of English Gardening, 1650 - 1800, in the University library at LA 2 LAI.
|Garden pests come in all shapes|
and sizes. Image reproduced from
our Special Collections
This is, however, no coffee table book. Although, anyone interested might gain great pleasure just by looking at the illustrations. It is, as the Guardian reviewer suggested, a work of both scholarship and beauty. Mark Laird is a knowledgeable scholar and an accomplished writer, and he and the book have associations with our University, York and Yorkshire which are documented carefully in his acknowledgments.
|Photo: Stephen Town. Redressing the balance between|
nature and geometry in my own springtime garden.
Gardening is, in the end, a joy, and this book fully reflects that.
Books from the Garden History Society Special Collection can be found in King's Manor Library and the University's Special Collections located in the Borthwick Institute for Archives.