Paxton’s Flower Garden 3 Volume Set Paxton’s Flower Garden: Volume 1

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Paxton’s Flower Garden 3 Volume Set Paxton’s Flower Garden: Volume 1 Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 252 Illustrations and other contents: 36 Plates, color; 82 Halftones, unspecified Language: English ISBN: 9781108037273 Categories: , , , ,

Best remembered today for his innovative design for the Crystal Palace of 1851, Joseph Paxton (1803-65) was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and remained involved in gardening throughout his life. Tapping in to the burgeoning interest in gardening amongst the Victorians, in 1841 he founded the periodical The Gardener’s Chronicle with the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865), with whom he had worked on a Government report on Kew Gardens. Paxton’s Flower Garden appeared between 1850 and 1853, following a series of plant-collecting expeditions. Only three of the planned ten volumes were published, but with hand-coloured plates (which can be viewed online alongside this reissue) and over 500 woodcuts, the work is lavish. Volume 3 includes further studies of numerous orchids, and Captain Cook’s account of the discovery of the pine that would take his name, Araucaria cookii (Captain Cook’s Pine).

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