In the eighteenth century as today, Williamsburg was known for its fine gardens. Among the town's most enthusiastic gardeners was Joseph Prentis, an attorney who kept a personal garden book and calendar. This volume includes the full text of Prentis' work, along with an introduction by Colonial Williamsburg landscape supervisor Rollin Woolley.
Prentis' records and instructions are a valuable resource for gardeners, historians, and others interested in the vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs of the late eighteenth century and the cultural techniques of the times.
The personal garden records and instructions of Joseph Prentis
5 1/2 " x 8 1/2"