Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants

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Atlantic, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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A biography of the seventeenth-century father and son naturalists discusses their travels in foreign countries in search of plants to introduce to Britain, their work as gardeners to royalty, and their contributions to botany.

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Review: Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

Absolutely fascinating, and a must-read for anyone who's interested in both history AND gardening (I'm not so interested in gardening to be honest, but still enjoyed this). Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

I read this book because of my interest in the Tradescants as museum builders and collectors. I knew very little about the history of gardens in England, so much of what the author had to say was ... Read full review

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