- The fourth edition of this useful little manual is published, and is rendered of increased value by the addition of several matters not contained in either of the former editions. Among these is a short and convenient calendar to assist the gardener's memory."- Evening Post.
"No work on the subject of Kitchen Gardening ever published in this country has met with so very general approbation and extensive sale. Mr. Bridgeman is well known as one of our best gardeners, and writes from his own experience" - Daily Express.
" That work which teaches us how to create and to improve this most innocent and useful source of pleasure, is surely worthy of applause and patronage; and such we consider 'The Young Gardener's Assistant.'" Morning Herald.
"The work is calculated to be of immense service to those engaged in Agriculture, ' far from the busy haunts of men,' and to the disciples of Flora, in the city. Mr. Bridgeman is a practical gardener and seedsman, and has lived many years on both sides of the Atlantic" - Old Country man.
"From what we gather from the tenor of Mr. Bridgeman's book, we should suppose that he paid but little attention to the mere on dits or die-turns of any, but that he pursued that course which his judgment pointed out; and in this particular, we value his book - leading the young gardener to depend more on his own judgment than on the rules of custom." American Farmer.
"All those who are desirous of a work on the subject of Gardening, and one which will convey the best information on the management of Hotbeds, Asparagus beds, best mode of raising all sorts of Esculent Vegetables, Pruning, Grafting and Budding Fruit Trees, Training the Vine, Preserving the Fruit from Mildew, etc should procure this. No work on the subject ever published in this country has met with half as extensive a sale, or decided public approbation, as this valuable compendium. Mr. Bridgeman fully understands the subject on which he treats. The very rapid sale of the eight former editions is quite a sufficient recommendation." - G. C. Thorburn, in the Evening Star.
"We can assure gardeners and farmers that they will in limes and ways almost without number, be amply compensated by purchasing the book. Mr. Bridgeman bestows great labour on his productions of the pen, not only as to practical matter of fact, but to the various excellences of style particularly to clearness, and the avoiding a redundancy of words. The amount of useful information in the book constitutes its value; and all this information is adapted to this country, and its climate and its soil." -American Gardener's Magazine.
"From the cursory examination we have been enabled to give 'The Young Gardener's Assistant,' we should judge that it embraces a greater amount of practical information, applicable to our climate, than can be found in any similar work. The list of fruit trees has been selected from the best authorities, both foreign and American, and is sufficiently extensive for any cultivator in this country." - Newark Daily Advertiser
"The author is an experienced practical gardener and seedsman, and his book is an excellent manual and guide for the beginner, whether old or young, in horticultural pursuits." - Gazette.
"From the systematic arrangement of the parts, under appropriate heads, and the plain and practical nature of the instructions, it must be an invaluable manual for those who may wish to superintend the management of their own gardens. - Albany Argus.
Extract of a letter from Alex'r Walsh, Esq., Lansinburg: Dear Sir: - You will see by the next month's New-York Farmer, if you have not already seen by the Albany papers, that several copies of the Young Gardener's Assistant have been given as premiums, by the State Agricultural Society. Mr. D. B. Slingerland and myself were on the committee for awarding premiums, and thought your work was deserving encouragement; and that even in this small way we might be of service in bringing it before the public as worthy of being given as premiums."*
"Written with a good deal of practical knowledge of the subject on which it treats. The directions given, the author says, are the result of twenty years' experience, and we dare to say. that though submitted in an unpretending form, they will be found as useful, if not more so, than those in more costly and expensive works." - Courier & Enquirer.
"We have undoubted authority for pronouncing this work as worth all others of a similar character that have ever been published in this country, from its adaptation to all the climates in the United States." - N - Y. Sun.
"That this is a useful work is evident from the number of editions through which it has passed. There is scarcely any employment in life more pleasing than the cultivation of a Garden with Fruits and Flowers. Those who have the opportunity to indulge themselves in this gratification, we have no doubt will derive much assistance from this publication." - N. Y. Tribune.
"Every one that cultivates a garden should possess the work, as it is a complete dictionary for young beginners in the delightful field of Horticulture." - Working Man's Advocate.
"No work on the subject ever published in this country has met with half as extensive a sale or decided approbation, as this valuable compendium. Mr. Bridgeman fully understands, from practical experience, the subject on which he treats. The Calendarial Index arranges the work for every month, and refers to the various parts of the book how to proceed. This of itself is worth the price of the whole work, and cost the author immense labour. The rapid sale of the former editions, together with the commendation of every Agricultural and Horticultural Journal in America, and several in England, is quite sufficient recommendation. The present edition both explains and fully makes known what was thought to be a great discovery (as great as steam) on the preservation of Fruit Trees, Plants, etc., and which, to make known to the people of these United States, an application was made to the 25th Congress to vote the supposed • The American Institute has also awarded several copies of this work as premiums for superior specimens of garden products author of the discovery a sum equal to five cents from each individual in the United States- or about a million of dollars. Mr. Bridgeman has clearly proved this discovery from his long observation of the course of nature and treatment of Trees and plants, and which only occupies some four or five pages of the work." - N. Y. Commercial, by G. C. Thorburn.