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The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, mainly to propagate and investigate medicinal plants. Sue Milner examines its history since that time and its contribution to the research and classification of new plants.
For over a century the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of hundreds of plants into Britain’s gardens and became the foremost European cultivators of their day.
The Plant hunters tells the story of the discovery of new plant species from ancient times to the present. It traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery of plants that made or broke economies and changed landscapes.
In Healing with Plants, you can discover how to make your own simple herbal remedies, ideas for how to create a healing herb garden and how to forage for herbs in the wild.
Kathy Willis, Head of Science at Kew Botanical Gardens shows us how the last 250 years has transformed our relationship with plants. This book is packed with 200 images in both colour and black and white from Kew's amazing archives.
An account of the creation and decoration of Europe’s most charming herbals, this book is fully illustrated from some of the rarest manuscripts and printed sources.
This book tells the (almost) complete story of the evolution of botanical illustration over a period of some 3,000 years. It provides a comprehensive, critical and well-illustrated survey of how plants and flowers have been illustrated over time.
The John Tradescants, father and son, were among the new breed of 17th-century gardeners, travellers and collectors of new plants as well as gardeners to the English aristocracy.
The 17th and 18th centuries saw a 'flowering' of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced.
Spanning gardeners from fifteenth century Japan to contemporary New Zealand and Australia, this book profiles forty innovative botanists, nurserymen and gardeners, including Philip Miller.
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