A Passion for Plants
Behind-the-scenes at Britain's Best-loved Gardening Institution
By (author) Carolyn Fry
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Passion for Plants by Carolyn Fry
Book DescriptionNo nation is quite so passionate about its gardens as the British and no organization embodies that passion more than the Royal Horticultural Society. Famous for its beautiful gardens at Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr, and its spectacular flower shows, such as Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park, the RHS is a quintessentially British institution. Yet the work of the Society encompasses so much more. In this book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, Carolyn Fry goes behind the scenes at the RHS to look at the huge variety of work undertaken by its many dedicated staff and members.The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of the changes that are affecting our gardens today; from experimenting with more environmentally friendly practices in its own gardens, to monitoring the impact of climate change on the pests and diseases attacking our plants. Like all keen gardeners, the RHS is also constantly seeking to improve on the design and planting of its existing gardens, and nowhere is this more apparent than at Wisley, whose spectacular new glasshouse will inspire and delight generations of visitors for years to come. In a journey that takes us behind the scenes at the RHS, Carolyn Fry introduces the reader to an exotic and colourful world full of passionate people and wonderful plants. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs, this book paints a vivid portrait of the Society - the home of gardening excellence and obsession.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846072390
(255mm x 200mm x 24mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carolyn Fry
Plant Hunters, Hardback (May 2017)
A story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. This book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber.
Seeds, Hardback (April 2016)
At a time when the world faces pressures from climate change and biodiversity loss, seeds have never been more important. Here, we see how seed-bearing plants evolved, and unravel the science behind the seed. It also shows how scientists are working around the world to gather and bank seeds to save rare and valuable varieties from extinction.
Plants: From Roots to Riches, Paperback (May 2015)
Tie-in to the landmark 25-part BBC Radio 4 series with Kew Gardens.
Kew's Global Kitchen Cookbook, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Carolyn Fry
Kew's Global Kitchen Cookbook is a visual celebration of the amazing variety of edible plants and how we can use them. Includes 101 recipes featuring plants from around the world, with a further section on the herbs of Europe and the Mediterranean and spices from the East.
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Author Biography - Carolyn Fry
Carolyn Fry is a writer and journalist specializing in science, conservation, natural history and adventure travel. A former editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, she is a contributor to Kew magazine, BBC Wildlife, The Times and New Scientist amongst others. Under Carolyn's editorship, Geographical won the British Environment and Media Award for Best Environmental Coverage in a Consumer Magazine. Carolyn also wrote The World of Kew to accompany the BBC2 series. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
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