Grapes for the Millions:
London nd c1880
Nicely illustrated promotional leaflet for a small greenhouse for growing grapes through training vines horizontally along the ground. Details and illustrations on this easy to build scheme. Thorough instructions for grape growing in the vinery included. The concept of ground grown grapes dates back to at least the 18th century and the leaflet cites Visper who published in Bath on the subject in 1786. A similar vinery is illustrated in Nicholson's Dictionary of Gardening 1888. Later such vineries were called "curate's vineries", and as such are still in use at the RHS Gardens Wisley. The sole agent for the Wells' Vinery was Benjamin J Edwards, 25 Bishopgate Street, London. Other copies of this ephemeral publication not located.