The Pleasure Garden: An Illustrated History of British Gardening
First published in 1977, The Pleasure Garden is an entertaining and conciseistory of English gardening by husband and wife team Osbert Lancaster andnne Scott-James. In a series of beautifully observed and witty cartoonllustrations Osbert Lancaster captures the essence of gardening styles fromoman times through to the twentieth-century patio, as he did for styles ofrchitecture in Pillar to Post and A Cartoon History of Architecture. Theccompanying text by Anne Scott-James explains the work of garden-makers andesigners and the native and newly arrived plants they used.
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Review: The Pleasure Garden An Illustrated History of British GardeningUser Review - Hilary West - Goodreads
A very readable and succinct account of the British garden throughout the ages. With delightful cartoons by Osbert Lancaster they provided an ideal accompaniment to the text. To go down this particular garden path was full of blossoming bowers, scented delights and magnificent colours. Read full review