350 pages, colour illustrations
This is the first illustrated book on magnolias and contains information on all species and around 100 hybrids, accompanied with over 150 stunning new paintings by botanical artists Barbara Oozerally. The informative and authoritative text by Jim Gardiner provides a variety of information about the magnolias, including their cultivation, and Stephen A. Spongberg provides full botanical descriptions. Some of the paintings from Magnolias will be exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, February – May 2014.
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Barbara Oozeerally is a botanical artist and has won many awards including two RHS Gold Medals, the Botanical Merits from the Society of Botanical Artists in London and The Horticultural Society of New York, and Silver Medal form the Kirstenbosch Biennial Exhibition of Botanical Art. Jim Gardiner is Director of Horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society, and for 22 years prior was the Curator of RHS Garden Wisley, as well as having worked as curator of the Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Kew Publishing Magnolias in Art and Cultivation 2 of 2 Arboretum in Hampshire, and the City of Liverpool Botanic.