victorian cottagers

'Cutting Cabbages', a British romantic painting of the Victorian era. I think these cottagers would have dropped their 'heirlooms' for our modern varieties at the drop of a hat (or bonnet).

About Noel Kingsbury

Noel Kingsbury is a gardener and writer based in the west of England. Author of over 20 books, including four collaborations with Dutch designer Piet Oudolf, he is passionate about wild-style planting and bringing nature into the garden.

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