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Travel Report: An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby's Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England (Ex Horto: Dumbarton Oaks Texts in Garden and Landscape Studi)

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For centuries, travel was an important part of a gardener's initial and continuing professional training. Educational journeys to parks and gardens at home and abroad were consistently recorded in lengthy reports and articles for professional journals. The travel report by Hans Jancke (1850-1920), a court gardener who served the Prussian kings in Potsdam, Germany, is typical of this genre. Jancke's manuscript, which until now remained unpublished, describes his 1874-1875 apprenticeship at Knowsley, the seat of the Earl of Derby near Liverpool, England. Containing extensive plant lists and detailed descriptions of the horticultural regimens observed in the estate's kitchen gardens and greenhouses, the text is augmented by several measured drawings executed by Jancke. These illustrations include the hothouses used for fruit forcing, vegetable production, and exotic ornamentals, as well as a site plan based on Jancke's own survey data. Professionally focused travel journals of gardeners and garden artists were for a long time ignored as sources to be taken seriously in historical research. But Jancke's eyewitness account, especially as it documents an intense scientific curiosity, demonstrates the potential of these texts for illuminating the more technical and practical aspects of the history of the garden arts.

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This illustrated volume presents the never-before-published travel report by the Prussian court gardener Hans Jancke. Describing his 1874-1875 apprenticeship in England, the report contains extensive plant lists, measured drawings, and detailed descriptions of the horticultural regimens observed in the Knowsley Estate's gardens and greenhouses.

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John Beardsley is Director of Garden and Landscape Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780884023890
Author:
Jancke, Hans
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Author:
Hale, Mic
Author:
Beardsley, John
Author:
Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
House Plants
Subject:
GARDENING / Greenhouses
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Series:
Ex Horto: Dumbarton Oaks Texts in Garden and Landscape Studies
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 color photographs, 13 halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » House Plants
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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , This illustrated volume presents the never-before-published travel report by the Prussian court gardener Hans Jancke. Describing his 1874-1875 apprenticeship in England, the report contains extensive plant lists, measured drawings, and detailed descriptions of the horticultural regimens observed in the Knowsley Estate's gardens and greenhouses.
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