Her great-nephew suggested that she wrote this book four years before it appeared. The first edition (with two coloured plates and plans for flowerbeds) mentioned her address (Somersal Hall) as well as her...
recorded a visit to her friend Lady Broughton
at Hoole House near Chester, who like her sister
was well known as a keen gardener.
Percy, Joan. “Maria Elizabeth Jacson and her ’Florist’s Manual’”. Garden History, Vol.