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Botanical Art from India : The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Collection

By Henry J. Noltie

Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence this beautiful new book celebrates the country's unique flora. The collection of historic images held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh dates back to the surgeons who travelled there and sent back written plant descriptions, dried plant specimens and these drawings and paintings, commissioned by Iandian artists. This book tells the story of the resulting collections and reproduces a selection of the paintings in full colour, both scientifically accurate and stunningly beautiful.

Hardback, £30

Publication 1 August

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Edinburgh Garden Guidebook

Just in time for a visit in the summer sunshine our Edinburgh Garden Guidebook is here. With lots of brand new and up to date information to help you fully enjoy your visit, pick up a copy online before you arrive or at the Shop when you get here.

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The book is priced at £10 and is available at the Botanics Shop and via our online publications store.

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