Taking a journey through the scientific life of a unique British institution, this book explores how the last 250 years have transformed our relationship with plants for good.
Kathy Willis, Kew’s Director of Science and presenter of the Radio 4 series, and Carolyn Fry, the acclaimed science writer, take the reader through 25 vivid chapters from the birth of modern botany right through to the modern day.
Seven years of research, sometimes in less than hospitable locations around the globe, lie behind Dr Chris Clennett’s new book - The Genus Erythronium: A Botanical Magazine Monograph. By day Chris works in the beautiful botanic gardens of Wakehurst Place at Ardingly, but to write the learned tome on Erythronium he had to climb remote mountain ranges in California and even follow in the path of grizzly bears.
Kids’ Kew is the official guidebook for children visiting Kew Gardens, aimed at 7-11 year olds (and their parents and carers), featuring exciting places to visit and things to do throughout the year. Now in its third edition, this attractively designed guide is beautifully illustrated and produced in full colour, with 40 stickers, activities, amazing facts and silly jokes!
Kew has teamed up with Taylors of Harrogate to create a remarkable range of infusions using the very finest fruits and herbs. All the fruits and herbs in these blends have been analysed by Kew’s experts, certifying the authenticity, quality and purity of the plant selections.
This delightful book brings together 60 years of artist Edward Bawden’s illustrations, posters and linocuts of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It presents a light-hearted social history of Kew, peopled with the many Hanoverian kings, queen and princes who lived here, as well as famous people who passed through its gates such as the 3rd Earl of Bute, Joseph Banks the botanist, Fulke Greville the poet, as well as the novelist Fanny Burney and scientist William Hooker.