Plants & fungi
This remarkable book reveals the stories of some of the world's most fascinating plants, using facsimile texts and illustrations from Kew's Archives. The book includes 40 beautifully reproduced prints, which can be framed, allowing the reader to truly appreciate these magnificent plants. The Botanical Treasury is written by Kew's experts and curated by Christopher Mills, previously Head of Kew's Library, Art and Archives. Plants featured include giant waterlily (Victoria amazonica), tree tumbo (Welwitschia mirablis) and poppies (Papaver species).
The Botanical Treasury can be purchased from Kew's online shop.
Learn how to grow your own orchids by following this step by step guide. Phillip Seaton's second edition of Growing Windowsill Orchids gives advice on growing warmth-loving moth orchids, and slipper orchids which prefer cooler temperatures. With lots of colourful photographs and easy-to-follow line drawings, the book tells you everything you need to know about growing orchids at home.