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Tells the fascinating history of the orchids' cultivation, illustrated with some of the most beautiful orchid artworks in the horticultural world. Drawn from the archives of Britain's Royal Horticultural Society, these extraordinary illustrations chart the evolution of the orchid.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781902686158
ISBN-10: 1902686152
Format: Hardback
(315mm x 268mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Scriptum Editions
Publisher: London Scriptmate Editions
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Griffiths

Mark Griffiths has a lifelong interest in orchids; in early childhood he came under the tutelage of the legendary orchid grower Peter McKenzie Black. After Magdalen College, Oxford he moved next to the Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew, until his appointment, aged twenty-five, as Editor of The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. At four volumes and over four million words. The Dictionary is the largest single work on gardening yet published. Since it appeared in 1992, Mark Griffiths has written several books and has received the Garden Writers' Guild Special Award for a Work of Outstanding Excellence. Griffiths contributes articles and papers to numerous journals and, since 2000, has been Horticultural Correspondent of The Times. Griffiths is editorial consultant and sometimes editor of The Orchid Review, the world's longest-running publication devoted to orchids. He sits on various committees of the Royal Horticultural Society and is a Fellow and Council Member of the Linnean Society.

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