Chittenden, Fred J. (ed)
The Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. A practical and scientific encyclopaedia of horticulture … second edition by Patrick M.Synge.
Oxford, Clarendon Press 1984.
Quarto. 4 vols, containing in all 2316pp, many text ills. Pub cloth.
Concerned with garden plants, not with garden design or garden buildings, but this is a dictionary which provides reliable and concise information on every plant that any gardener could possibly want to grow, as well as on a multitude of other plants that the average gardener will never have the luck to see. This is a more or less unchanged reprint of the four volumes forming the dictionary proper, originally issued in this edition in 1956 (there was also a concurrently published supplement).