The Biltmore Nursery

The Biltmore Nursery

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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 resonate with Biltmore lovers, horticulturists and gardeners, botanists and dendrologists, landscape architects, students, and historians.PLANTS. LIKE. ALL SCIENCES, BOTANY HAS evolved and will continue to evolve as new research and studies add to the ... the complexities of botanical taxonomy following the guidelines of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Title:The Biltmore Nursery
Author:Bill Alexander
Publisher:The History Press - 2007


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