The Wild Garden (Hardcover)

By William Robinson, Charles Nelson (Photographer)

Collins Press, 9781848890350, 205pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2011



Few people have owned a copy of The Wild Garden, yet it is one of the most influential books published in the history of gardening. Published in 1870, it was revised many times during Robinson's long life. It challenged the prevailing formal bedding style, advocating a naturalistic approach, using hardy perennials and annuals to provide long-lasting, self-perpetuating displays in the same way as they do in the wild.