“The Practice of Horticulture” is a vintage book on gardening and related subjects, including different types of garden, planning, soil, equipment, planting, and much more. This detailed handbook contains everything a gardener needs to know, making it a must-have for green-fingered enthusiasts and collectors of vintage gardening literature. Contents include: “The Garden of Eden”, “The Gardens of Hesperides”, “The Gardens of Alcinous and Laertes”, “The Gardens of Cyrus”, “Gardens of the East Generally”, “Grecian Gardens”, “Vegetable Gardens”, “Roman Gardens”, “Preliminary Observations”, “Nonesuch”, “Progress of Gardening in England”, “The Royal Gardens at Windsor”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.