Here is a new and exciting look at Roman gardens and their plants.
Claire Ryley has painted the broad picture of what is known of Roman horticulture in the Western Europe. Not only does she expound the principles that were followerd by Romans in designing their gardens for produce and pleasure, bat she also describes more that 100 of the plants they are known to have cultivated. Futher, the book includes a list of aroud 300 plants used in roman garden.
Her reserches embrace the archeological record and availble classical sources, serches that formed part of her work in developing the new Roman Plats Garden and Roman Garden Museum at Fishbourne Roman Palace.