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Flora by Brent Elliott

Book Description

For hundreds of years, as Europe explored the world beyond its shores, intrepid adventurers, botanists and plant hunters sent back seeds and specimens of the thousands of flowers they came across on their travels. In Britain in particular, nursery-men and aristocratic garden lovers set about experimenting with each new influx of botanical material, to create the variety of garden flowers we know today. More than 300 artworks have been selected from the Royal Horticultural Society collection to illustrate Flora, with flowers arranged according to the region from where they were originally sourced, Europe, the Turkish Empire, Africa, Asia and Australasia and the Americas. A chapter is dedicated to each of these regions - opening with an essay on the significance of the area to the horticultural world, and unfolding with beautiful illustrations of the flowers originating there. All the major floral categories are included, as well as some fascinating rare varieties.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781902686332
ISBN-10: 1902686330
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Scriptum Editions
Publisher: London Scriptmate Editions
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show by Brent Elliott RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Paperback (May 2014)

Whether you come for the nurseries or the show gardens, to buy gardening gloves or foxgloves, or whether you simply prefer to beat the crowds and read all about it, this magnificent book conjures up the full Chelsea experience.

RHS Desk Address Book by Brent Elliott RHS Desk Address Book, Hardback (May 2012)

The Royal Horticultural Society Address Book features works of art done on vellum dating mainly from the 18th century.

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Author Biography - Brent Elliott

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804. In the process of sending collectors around the world in search of new floral species, it has built an unrivalled collection of artworks and rare books covering five centuries of plant history. today the Society's Lindley Library is considered one of the world's finest horticultural archives, containing more than 25, 000 paintings, illustrations and books. Dr. Brent Elliott has been a librarian and archivist at the Royal Horticultural Society since 1982. He is a regular contributor to the Society's magazine, The Garden, is the former editor of Garden History: The Journal of the Garden History Society (1984-88) and is the auothor of many well known horticultural publications including Victorian Gardens, The Country House Garden and Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society.

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