A Chalk Garden

By: Stern, F.C.

Price: £60.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Top edge green. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing and browning to endpapers and light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Two previous owners bookplates on front pastedown and front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with some small chips missing and some repaired tears. 175pp. 3 colour and 9 b/w plates. This book tells the story of the making of a garden, Highdown, from a barren chalk-pit. It discusses in detail the plants that will grow on chalk. Stern raised plants at Highdown from seed brought back by the great collectors, Wilson, Farrer, Forrest and Kingdon-Ward from south-east Asia, Comber and Clarence Elliott from south America and E.K.Balls and Peter Davis from Asia Minor.

Title: A Chalk Garden

Author Name: Stern, F.C.

Categories: Horticulture/Gardening,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and sons Ltd.: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006428

Keywords: e h wilson, veitch, kingdon ward,