Plat, Hugh, Sir


The Garden of Eden, or, An Accurate Description of All Flowers and Fruits Now Growing in England: With Particular Rules How to Advance Their Nature and Growth, as well in Seeds and Herbs, as the Secret Ordering of Trees and Plants.

6th ed. 2 v. Vol. 2 has title: The Second Part of the Garden of Eden. Part 1 originally published in 1608 under title: Floraes pardise. Vol. 2 lacks edition statement; 2nd ed. of part 2.--Cf. Hunt 340. Initial letters. References: Hunt 340.

Sixth edition of Plat's popular work on gardening in Great Britain.  2 small vols.  Numbered alphabetically.  The reader of this work will "not only advance their knowledge and observation when they walk into a Garden, but discourse more skilfully of any Flower Plant or Fruit than the Gardiner himself."  The work makes good use of marginal notes to guide the reader through the various subjects.  There is also an alphabetical table at the beginning, listing all subjects covered.  Each volume has its own alphabetical subject table.  Volume two contains descriptions of a number of experiments designed to improve plant production.  For example, the author describes how to get a second crop of artichokes as well as how to bring fruit into any shape or to grow within molds.

Subjects: Gardening; Fruit culture.


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