Rhododendrons: a Unique Collection

Rhododendrons are at the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Watch our short film to see how our world leading Rhododendron collection is used for science, conservation and education.

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  • Lilian Snelling: the rhododendron and primula drawings
    H.J. Noltie

    Considered the most important British Botanical artist of the first half of the 20th century, Lilian Snelling (1879-1972) painted many watercolours and drawings of plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1918 and 1921 for its then Regius Keeper, Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour. This beautifully illustrated book reproduces her finished artworks and working sketches from that period, along with a detailed history and an introduction that places Snelling’s extraordinary legacy as a botanical artist in context.

    £9.99. Available to buy online


    Front Cover Of Lilian Snelling Book, Featuring A White Rhododendron