Foreword Reviews

Why Grow Here

Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History

2015 INDIES Winner
Honorable Mention, Home & Garden (Adult Nonfiction)

Edmonton has a rich and diverse horticultural history. Vacant lot gardeners, rose gardeners and horticultural societies have all contributed to the beautification of the city, and through the enthusiasm of florists, seedsmen and plant breeders the city has developed a distinct horticultural character. In these nine themed essays, Kathryn Chase Merrett depicts the development of Edmonton’s social, cultural and physical landscape as it has been shaped by champions of both nature and the garden.