Trees are some of nature's most majestic and beguiling life forms. Arboretum is a beautifully illustrated celebration of trees from around the world and sheds light on the vital role they play in every part of human life. From trees associated with ancient mythology to the rarest and most unusual specimens, wander the arboretum and meet mighty oaks and towering redwoods. Learn just how ancient trees like the ginkgo and monkey puzzler are, and trace the complexities of the wood wide web.
Katie Scott graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011. Her work draws influences from traditional medical and botanical illustration, both in aesthetic and subject matter. Her work plays with the ideas of scientific uncertainty and speculation, fabricating the inner and outer workings of the world. Her illustrations depict a familiar yet fantasy vision of plants, humans and minerals.
Tony Kirkham is Kew’s former Head of Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services where he and his team managed 14,000 trees and shared their passion for trees with the visitors to Kew. He is the author of several books on horticulture including, as co-author, Wilson's China: A Century On and Remarkable Trees.