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