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The Golden Age of Quaker Botanists

Out of Print

By: Ann Nichols

76 pages, colou rillus, b&w drawings

The Quaker Tapestry at Kendal Ltd

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #162364 | ISBN: 0952543370
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About this book

Reveals the plant hunters responsible for up to 1,000 of the UK's best-loved garden plants. Described by broadcaster, writer, gardener Alan Titchmarsh as `A fascinating new look at the history of some much-loved garden plants and trees and their Quaker 'roots', the book tells the story of how Quaker plant hunters journeyed to America, New Zealand, Australia and Africa to discover, recover, identify and introduce new species to this country. It is beautifully illustrated with newly-commissioned, hand-drawn colour plates.


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