Glasshouses

Glasshouses

Since the early seventeenth century, when the cultivation of exotic plants and fruit became fashionable in northern Europe, glasshouses have offered an artificial climate in which they could flourish. At first these structures were within reach only of the very richest, and growing one's own oranges, orchids, pineapples or bananas was a sign of great wealth; but by the mid-nineteenth century manufacturers emerged to cater for a growing middle-class market. Glasshouses… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (July 10, 2013)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 72 pages

Language: English


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