Cultivated Plants: Their Propagation and Improvement

Creator

Date

1877

Identifier

Truby King Collection SB 123 BX89

Type

Publisher

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons

Abstract

Within months of his arrival at Seacliff, King initiated changes in the landscape; he created lawns, flower gardens and playing fields. He also rectified problems such as the poor water supply, and greatly improved sanitation and drainage. An integral part of his plan was the proper cultivation of plants and this comprehensive work by F.W. Burbidge, with its ‘Lunatic Asylum Seacliff N.Z.’ library stamp, certainly suited his purpose. Because this book was published in Great Britain, he had to make adjustments to match southern hemisphere conditions.

Files

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Citation

F.W. Burbidge, “Cultivated Plants: Their Propagation and Improvement,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 30, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9433.