Unveil the captivating tales behind 60 garden flowers with garden and social historian Advolly Richmond. In this enchanting journey, discover the origins, names, and stories that make each bloom unique. Advolly delves into the historical threads of royalty, scholars, pioneers, and even smugglers associated with these flowers. From the exotic bougainvillea discovered by an 18th-century female botanist in disguise to the majestic snowdrop causing a frenzy, each flower has played a role in shaping societies. Enhanced by botanical illustrations from Sarah Jane Humphrey, this book is a delightful compendium for garden enthusiasts, revealing the rich histories of beloved blooms.
|15.40 × 21.50 cm