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Description - Virgins, Weeders and Queens by Twigs Way

Women are at the forefront of garden design and the horticultural world. This work ranges from the virgins perched on turf seats in medieval illuminations and the weeding women of the Tudor royal garden to queens who introduced new plants to Britain and herb wives who had to dodge accusations of witchcraft because of their arcane knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750941068
ISBN-10: 0750941065
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Twigs Way

Twigs Way is a freelance garden historian and lecturer. She is an active member of the Cambridgeshire and Essex Garden Trusts and her media work has included appearances on Channel 4, BBC East and Radio 4. Her publications include Picturing Paradise, Oral History of Chippenham Kitchen Gardens and In Defence of Lost Gardens. She has her own garden in Cambridge and opens it to the public once a year.

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