American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century : for Use or for Delight

American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century : for Use or for Delight

Book - 1986
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Univ of Massachusettes

American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century is the second of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton. This entertaining book focuses on eightenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's material for the book was drawn from letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women who were interested in the plants of the New and Old World. Throughout the book are illustrations and descriptive listings of native and new plants that were cultivated during the eighteenth century.

Companion volumes by Ann Leighton

Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century "For Comfort and Affluence"

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1986
Copyright Date: ©1976
ISBN: 9780870235313
Branch Call Number: 712.6 LEIGH
Characteristics: xxi, 514 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976
Includes index


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