Gardening improv'd containing 1. The clergyman's recreation; Shewing The Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. Wherein is treated, 1. Of preparing the Ground for Planting and Sowing. 2. Of the Method of planting Fruit-Trees in Gardens. 3. Of the most agreeable Disposition for a Garden. 4. Of Nurseries. 5. Of Pruning. 6. Of Grafting and Inoculating. 7. Of the proper Disposition of Trees against a Wall, the best kinds of each, their Order and Time of ripening, &c. II. The gentleman's recreation: Or, The Second Part of the Art of Gardening improved. Containing several New Experiments and Curious Observations relating to Fruit-Trees; particularly a new Method of Building Walls with Horizontal Shelters. Illustrated with Copper Plates. Both written by John Lawrence, M.A. Rector of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire. III. The lady's recreation: Or, The Art of Gardening farther improved. Containing the best Ways of propagating all Sorts of Flowers, Flower-Trees, and Shrubs, &c. The most commodious Methods for Erecting Green-Houses, &c. Of Plantations in Avenues, Walks, Wildernesses, &c. With the Gardener's compleat Calendar: Or, The Art of managing both the First-Garden and Kitchen Garden every Month in the Year. By Charles Evelyn, Esq; To which is added, a letter to the author, containing some Curious Observations concerning Variegated Greens, by J. Lawrence. M.A. Rector of Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire

Main Author: Laurence, John
Other Authors: Evelyn, Charles
Format: eBook
Published: London printed, and sold by W. Taylor, at the Ship in Pater-Noster-Row 1718, MDCCXVIII. [1718]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:'The clergy-man's recreation' is of the fifth edition, and 'The gentleman's recreation' is of the second. - Each of the three works has a titlepage dated 1717 and a separate frontispiece, and was probably available separately. - English Short Title Catalog, T40428. - Henrey, 940. - Reproduction of original from British Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([14],84,[20],115,[1],[4],iv,[8],200p.,plates) ill 8°