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Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile
By Martin Gardner, Paulina Hechenleitner and Josefina Hepp. Paintings by acclaimed Turkish artists Gülnur Ekşi, Işık Güner and Hülya Korkmaz.
English edition published October 2015, Spanish edition, March 2016.
A rare opportunity exists to own a copy of a truly exceptional large format book featuring 81 newly-commissioned botanical watercolour paintings showing the remarkable diversity of plants associated with the woods and forests of Chile. It is the first book to be published in English that is solely dedicated to Chilean plants. Produced to a very high standard worthy of the paintings within, the volume presents a rare opportunity for an investment to be greatly valued and cherished.
Pre-order the English edition for £200 plus P&P. To reserve your copy download an order form here.
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Rhododendrons of subgenus Vireya, 2nd edition
Vireya rhododendrons are an attractive group of plants with a greater diversity of flower form than any other group of rhododendrons. They are widely grown around the world for their beautiful and sometimes powerfully perfumed flowers.
Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, this enlarged second edition incorporates new material, including 10 new species and many new and improved illustrations.
The book is priced at £60.00 and is available at the Botanics Shop and to order directly from us here.
Plants: Healers and Killers
Our new publication Plants: Healers and Killers is now available. A great new book examining the history, folklore and medicinal uses of 16 iconic plants and fungi, and the active substances that can be isolated from each. From notorious murders, accidental poisonings, possession by evil spirits and witches' brews to medicines that have revolutionised therapeutics, this book explores the power of plants and their ability to both heal and kill.
The book is priced at £15.00 and is available at the Botanics Shop and to order directly from us here.
A book of treasures...
Botanical Treasures: Objects from the Herbarium and Library of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building which houses our extensive collections and offers a glimpse into some of the rarely seen and exquisite objects we hold. The selection, made by RBGE research and curatorial staff, gives an insight into the work of these two important collections. Each treasure has been photographed and its importance to our unique collection is explained in detail, with tales of daring exploits, discoveries which changed science and the history of our Edinburgh Garden among many others.
This book won runner up in the Best New Publications category of the Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards 2015.
The book is priced at £12.50 and is available at the Botanics Shop and to order directly from us here.
How the Garden Grew
How the Garden Grew: A Photographic History of RBGE is a collection of images from the RBGE Archive showing the Garden and the people who have worked in it through the ages . It contains over 100 beautiful black and white photographs.
The book is priced at £12 and is available at the Botanics Shop and to order directly from us here.
A good time to start growing your own
Growing your own vegetables, written by members of our Education department and the team behind the Edible Gardening project, is a great book to get you started in your own garden. It is full of hints and tips, space-saving ideas and helpful crop information. Whatever the space you have available this book will help you grow the food you want to eat and keep you harvesting all year round.