Cottage Gardens in Australia

By Peter Cuffley


This book traces Australia’s heritage of cottage gardens from the first white settlements, to the goldrushes, to the first suburban sprawls, to 20th century revivals.

It lists all the characteristic ‘old fashioned’ flowers, scrubs, trees vegetables, herbs and fruit. Contents include, Cottage and Grand Gardens in the British Isles, Colonial Gardens, Town and Country, Romantic Gardens, Nurserymen and Catalogues, Edging Boarders and Plans, Paths, walls, fences, fancies, flowers and shrubs, roses, vegetables, herbs, fruits and vines, trees, restoration and creation, tools and ephemera.

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