Plants from the Woods & Forests of Chile

Plants from the Woods & Forests of Chile

  • Martin F. Gardner, Paulina Hechenleitner V. & Josefina Hepp C.

    Plants From The Woods And Forests Of Chile is written by Martin Gardner of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, in collaboration with Paulina Hechenleitner and Josefina Hepp, co-founders of Fundación Chilco (Chile).  For Gardner, who was awarded an MBE for his conservation work, especially on Chilean plants, this is the culmination of a long association in the South American country.  As well as being on the advisory board of the Chilean NGO Fundación Chilco, and a Trustee of Rainforest Concern, he part-owns a 2,000 hectare Monkey Puzzle forest in Chile.

    The exquisite volume featuring 81 unique commissioned watercolour paintings represents the skills and observations of three talented award-winning artists. Gülnur Ekşi, Işık Güner and Hülya Korkmaz have painstakingly and accurately recorded the minutest of details to bring alive the beautiful plant life from a fascinating part of the world. This, the first book to be published in English solely dedicated to Chilean plants, includes authoritative non-technical text on trees, shrubs, herbaceous and bulbous plants.

    Martin Gardner says: “I have long been fascinated by the flora of Chile, where there are so many unique and spectacular plants. This is partly as a result of the climate, geographic isolation and adaptation to specialist pollinators such as the hummingbird.  I am extremely proud of this book and honoured to have the artists take so much time producing the wonderful illustrations”.


    Available to buy online.