The first edition of this manual having been out of print for some time past, the Publishers entrusted the preparation of a second edition to Mr. Thomas Wade, of Pomona House, Launceston, by whom thewhole of the information contained in the following pages has been carefully revised. Such alterations and. Additions have been made as a more advanced knowledge of some of the subjects required. It has been a source of gratification to the Publishers to receive from many qualified persons assurances of the usefulness and general correctness of the first edition of this hand-book. The addition of some original instructions in special departments of Horticulture and some useful garden receipts, will, it is believed, make the present volume still more acceptable to Professional Gardeners, and to Amateurs who take an interest in the fascinating pursuit of Garden and Greenhouse Culture.