'Penelope Hobhouse's Gardening Through The Ages: An Illustrated History of Plants'

How did a newly introduced plant arrive in a border or in a popular planting scheme?

How often have new plants actually influenced and molded the designs in which they were featured?

What plants were used to create certain desired effects?

The multiplicity of ways in which plants have contributed to garden design is the theme of this far-reaching and absorbing study.

Penelope Hobhouse

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