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Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton GreyArtist/Author: Rosamund Wallinger
Gertrude Jekyll was perhaps the most important British garden designer of the 20th century. She famously argued that gardening ought to be considered a Fine Art, highlighting that it becomes a point of honour to be always striving for the best. This volume examines Jekyll’s work at Manor House, Upton Grey in Hampshire, offering an insight into her eclectic, imaginative, and inspiring art. Designed between 1908 and 1909, and once maintained by as many as nine gardeners, the garden fell into disrepair by the second half of the twentieth century, before a full and accurate restoration was carried out in the early 1980s. ‘Gertrude Jekyll: Her Art Restored at Upton Grey’ presents a visual record of the garden’s plants and layout, with original plans and photographs, as well as beautiful images of the garden taken since its restoration. There is also a fascinating chapter about Miss Jekyll’s discovery, admiration and use of Mediterranean plants. The book succeeds in illustrating exactly why Jekyll was so admired in her lifetime and why she continues to inspire and influence gardeners today.
Britain’s tree story.Artist/Author: Hight, Julian.
A lavishly illustrated tribute to Britain’s oldest, largest and most famous trees told through legends, history and literature. Trees have always inspired awe and wonder and some of our ancient trees have been standing for over a thousand years. In this fascinating and lovingly researched book the author selects the most interesting of them and compares archive photographs and engravings with contemporary colour photographs. Some of the trees featured have changed drastically over the centuries, while others seem to have hardly changed at all. Each tree has its own distinct shape and character which it carries through its lifetime. Many of the trees in Britain’s Tree Story are still standing and there is a gazetteer of where to see them, including in various National Trust properties. Britain’s Tree Story is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated celebration of Britain’s trees and the intriguing legends and stories that surround them. Ancient trees are a living link to our past and they often provide a fragile constant in an ever-changing world. This is their story, but in equal measure it is also ours.
Champion trees of Britain and Ireland: the tree register handbook.Artist/Author: Johnson, Owen.
This book introduces the finest examples of every kind of tree growing in the British Isles, from ancient yews and towering sequoias to the rarest of recent introductions. Containing over 200 colour photographs this is the definitive guide to over 5,000 of the grandest trees in Britain and Ireland.
The vegetative key to the British flora: a new approach to naming British vascular plants based on vegetative characters.Artist/Author: Poland, J. and E.J. Clement.
Conventional field guides only work when you have flowers or fruit – something all botanists find rather frustrating when out in the field. This key is an outstanding innovation. It enables the user to easily identify over 3,000 native and alien plants without flowers or fruit, with nothing more than a hand lens. A diligent enthusiast should be able to correctly identify a plant within three turns of a page, often in under 60 seconds (due to the novel structure of the keys).
Selected flower and fruit characters, particularly ones not readily available in other Floras, have been included, especially in the comparatively few groups where they are essential. The key is an essential identification aid, invaluable to all amateur and professional botanists, ecological consultants, students and naturalists. Because it makes full use of light but good paper, it is remarkably portable considering the completeness of the information it contains.
Collins flower guide.Artist/Author: Streeter, David and Ian Garrard.
Featuring all flowering plants, including trees and grasses, and ferns, this field guide to the flowers of Britain and northern Europe is the most complete illustrated, single-volume guide ever published.
Wild flowers of Britain and Europe.Artist/Author: Spohn, Margot and Roland Spohn.
This concise guide covers over 450 species of wild flower, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs. Clear and concise information is provided, such as when the plant is in flower, the approximate petal size and preferred habitat. Part of the Black’s Nature Guides series.
Medicinal plants of Britain and Europe.Artist/Author: Hensel, Wolfgang.
This compact guide covers over 350 species of plants, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs. The images feature the leaves, flower head or berries to aid identification. Clear and concise information is provided, such as when the plant is in flower,the approximate petal size and preferred habitat. Part of the Black’s Nature Guides series.
Collins complete guide to British trees: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Sterry, Paul.
An essential guide to every species of tree found in the British Isles outside of arboretums. This easy-to-use guide covers the 360 species of tree that are found in Britain and Ireland. Each species is covered in detail with information on how to identify, whether from a leaf, twig, bark or whole tree, plus extra information on where the tree grows (including a map), how high they grow, what uses the tree is used for and its unique history. Every species is also comprehensively illustrated with photographs of every useful feature – bark, leaf, seed, flower, twig and whole tree.
Britain’s rare flowers.Artist/Author: Marren, Peter.
This is a new paperback edition of an acclaimed and beautiful Poyser title on the rare flowers of Britain. The book looks at the evolution of individual species and of plant communities, the threats (natural and anthropogenic) that have caused declines and extinctions in some plant populations, and the various conservation efforts which have been made to protect them and to encourage their numbers to grow.
Cultivating women, cultivating science: flora’s daughters and botany in England, 1760 to 1860.Artist/Author: Shteir, Ann B.Add to cart