Monday 2 April 2012

17th Century Garden Design For Women

OK, I know the illustration shows men at work!
Should you be looking for an inspiring start to this Monday morning, may I suggest you read Deborah Swift's fascinating post at English Historical Fiction.  It is an introduction to William Lawson's A New Orchard and Garden (1618) which included The Country Housewifes Garden and Swift asserts is 'credited with making gardening popular for women'.  

There is another article on Lawson's tome by the Glasgow University Library and should you wish to read the text the 1626 edition is available from our good friends at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.  

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