The Plant Hunter's Atlas

£30.00
ITEM CODE: 26962
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

"The plant collector’s job is to uncover the hidden beauties of the world, so that others may share his joy", Frank Kingdom-Ward (1885-1958...
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

"The plant collector’s job is to uncover the hidden beauties of the world, so that others may share his joy", Frank Kingdom-Ward (1885-1958)


Discover the globe-trotting origins of 44 popular and intriguing plants, including sweet peas from Italy, Japanese hydrangeas, and Mexican dahlias. Arranged by region and encompassing the stories of plants from Australia and the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Each plant’s informative profile tells how it came to be brought to Britain in a fascinating mix of stories. From intrepid plant-hunters in the 17th and 18th centuries to modern-day seed banks, preserving precious plant species, such as Australia’s Wollemi nobilis fir. With exquisite botanical illustrations and period artworks, you will never look at your garden borders the same way again.
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Hardback
25.5 x 19.5cm
304 pages
Illustrated throughout with colour botanical illustrations, maps and artwork
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