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Pick of the Bunch: The Story of Twelve Treasured Flowers

By: Margaret Willes

168 pages, 70 col illus

Bodleian Library

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #183479 | ISBN-13: 9781851243037
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NHBS Price: £21.99 $28/€26 approx

About this book

In this book, the author takes twelve enduringly popular flowers and looks at their social history, how they got their names, how they arrived in our gardens, how they were bought, acquired and displayed, and who were their devotees. She also suggests where they can be seen in all their particular glory today, from the spring-time display of fritillaries in Magdalen College Meadows to the late summer fireworks of the Dahlia Walk at Biddulph Grange.

'The perfect summer read for any gardener' John Stachiewicz, National Trust Magazine


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Biography

Margaret Willes was the Publisher at the National Trust until her retirement in 2005.

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