The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 1: Garden Management

The reading library of the gardener's office

Previous - Next

1686. The reading library of the gardener's office should at least contain the following works. The Penny Cyclopï¾µdia, or the Encyclopï¾µdia Britannica, if the expense of the latter can be afforded; the Agricultural Survey of the County, and the Statistical Account of the Parish. If convenient, the surveys of all the counties in the empire should be procured. The best catalogues of plants, and the best garden periodicals as they appear; and the most generally approved Systems of Botany, Natural History, Gardening, Agriculture, and Rural Architecture. [To the above list should be added Self-Instruction for Young Gardeners, the last work Mr. Loudon ever wrote. J. W. L.]