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The Biltmore Nursery : a botanical legacy

Author: Bill Alexander
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This landmark book tells the story of the Biltmore Nursery in two fascinating ways: a revealing overview history and a complete reproduction of the 1912 Biltmore Nursery Catalog. The history tells the story of the Nursery from its establishment in 1889 to its destruction in a catastrophic flood in 1916, and the profusely illustrated catalog offers a guide to the cultivated trees, shrubs and plants of North America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Alexander
ISBN: 9781596292383 1596292385
OCLC Number: 80180126
Notes: "Includes the 1912 Biltmore nursery catalog."
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Biltmore nursery : A botanical legacy --
A model forest --
"A small park and a small pleasure ground and garden" --
The approach road --
The Biltmore arboretum --
The Biltmore herbarium --
The Biltmore nursery --
Primary research sources --
App. A. The Biltmore nursery plant distributions --
App. B. Notes on plant nomenclature and invasive plants --
pt. 2. The 1912 Biltmore nursery catalog reproduced in its entirety.
Responsibility: Bill Alexander.
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This landmark book tells the story of the Biltmore Nursery in two fascinating ways: a revealing overview history and a complete reproduction of the 1912 Biltmore Nursery Catalog. The history tells the story of the Nursery from its establishment in 1889 to its destruction in a catastrophic flood in 1916, and the profusely illustrated catalog offers a guide to the cultivated trees, shrubs and plants of North America during the early twentieth century, with more than 1,700 distinct varieties described. Presented here as never before, Biltmore Estate's rich botanical legacy will resonated with Biltmore lovers, horticulturalists and gardeners, botanists and dendrologists, landscape architects, students and historians.--COVER.

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