This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogues, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.
Noël Kingsbury is a well-known designer, commentator, and writer on plants, gardens, landscape, and the environment. A passionate advocate for sustainable plant combinations, he trials plants and gardens at his home on the border between England and Wales and travels widely.