Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world. Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and stem with vibrant illustrations that will make you look at plants in a whole new way.
From expert ecologist and educator Michael Holland, this illustrated compendium celebrates the plants in your life, from minty toothpaste to the floral names in your classroom. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the parts of a plant through to conservation, and also features DIY projects for young gardeners.
Michael Holland worked as Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden. He is also a photographer, compost nerd and wildlife gardener. He has worked for the Garden's Education Department for 23 years and developed the innovative Chelsea Flower Show award-winning Shelf Life project. Michael previously taught at Kew and has talked to tens of thousands of people about engaging with nature in fun and creative ways.
– Winner of the Garden Media Guild Garden Book of the Year 2020
"Funny and clever, with illustrations that are a feast for the eye. An instant classic"
– Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of The Eden Project