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The Parks, Promenades and Gardens of Paris
Described and Considered in Relation to the Wants of our Own Cities

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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075961

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  • The innovative gardener and writer William Robinson (1838–1935), many of whose other works are reissued in this series, was sent by The Times as its horticultural correspondent to the Paris International Exposition of 1867. As a result of his visit, he produced two books, one on gardening trends in France, and this work of 1869 on the parks and gardens of Paris and its environs (including Versailles), and on the fruit and vegetable farming which fed the famous Parisian food markets such as Les Halles. Robinson admired especially the small planted open spaces, squares and courtyards in Paris, which had no equivalent in London, and which he claimed were 'saving [its inhabitants] from pestilential overcrowding, and making their city something besides a place for all to live out of who can afford it'. This highly illustrated work will interest not only historians of horticulture but also lovers of Paris.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075961
    • length: 786 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 48 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 424 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The Champs Elysées, the Louvre and the Tuileries
    2. The Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes
    3. The Parc Monceau
    4. The Parc des Buttes Chaumont
    5. The Jardin des Plants and the gardens of the Luxembourg
    6. The squares
    7. The boulevards
    8. The Jardin Fleuriste and other public nurseries
    9. Trees for city parks
    10. Subtropical plants
    11. Hardy plants for the subtropical garden
    12. Versailles
    13. The plant decoration of apartments
    14. Fruit culture
    15. The cordon system
    16. Training
    17. Fig culture in the neighbourhood of Paris
    18. The imperial fruit and forcing gardens at Versailles
    19. The peach gardens of Montreuil
    20. The market gardens of Paris
    21. Mushroom culture
    22. The culture of salads
    23. Asparagus culture
    24. Vegetables of the Paris market
    25. Flower, fruit, and vegetable markets
    26. Horticultural machines, implements, appliances, etc.
    27. Notes of a cultural tour through parts of France
    Index.

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