How the Garden Grew
Our new book is in stock at the shop. How the Garden Grew: A Photographic History of RBGE is a collection of images from the RBGE Archive showing the Garden through the ages and the people who have worked in it. It contains over 100 beautiful black and white photographs and is £12.
Framed prints for sale
We are selling new framed prints from our photography collection. The range includes a beautiful selection of plant images in a choice of a natural oak frame or a simple black frame. Click here for details and to view the collection.
New catalogue out!
Our new catalogue is here! It is in a new user-friendly format and features the details of our entire Living Collection, across all four Gardens, as well as a full alphabetical listing of taxa. The listings are accompanied by lots of information about our collections and our Gardens as well as two full colour photo sections.We are currently offering the catalogue at a special price of £21 including UK p&p, click here to order.
Botanics vegetable book available
Growing your own vegetables is a new title from the staff at RBGE written by members of our Education department and the team behind the Edible Gardening project. It is full of hints and tips, space-saving ideas and information for those starting out. 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.
Green Universe - A Microscopic Voyage into the Plant Cell
Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper RBGE, Published in association with Papadakis Publisher
In Green Universe, RBGE Regius Keeper Stephen Blackmore takes us on a journey through time and space – from the origin of the first cells more than three billion years ago, through their complex intertwined history, to the myriad forms they now take and the perfectly-adapted organs and organisms they make up. Although we cannot live without them we tend to take plants for granted, as though they were all more or less the same, when nothing could be further from the truth. The more closely we look at the world around us, the more we can understand our own place in the complex web of life.
Wild Flowers book available
Wild Flowers: a sketchbook by Charles and John Raven, edited by Henry Noltie has been published by RBGE and is available to buy in the shop. Click here for more information.
The book includes drawings made between 1930 and 1935, largely the work of the remarkable father-and-son team: Canon Charles Raven (1885-1964), who was a distinguished theologian, naturalist and historian of science, and his son John (1914-1980), a classics don and passionate field botanist. In 1942 the Ravens wrote ten chapters intended to accompany a selection of their drawings, explaining how the collection was made. The chapters are published here for the first time, 70 years after their conception, in time to celebrate the centenary of Mary Raven, who made some of the early drawings. The book has an Introduction by Henry Noltie.
Living Collection book available
Our latest project The Living Collection is now available to buy through the publications department, in our Botanics Shops and through the buy online facility. To order a copy contact us here or visit the General Interest Page for more information.