This stunning series of pocketbooks from Kew offers a snapshot into the diverse and beautiful world of plants and fungi. Each book lavishly showcases choice examples from different groups or collections.
Plants are an integral part of festivities around the world, used in religious, cultural and national celebrations. Used as decoration in wreaths, garlands and shrines, or used for their scent or in festive recipes, these plants are inextricably linked to our celebrations. Kew Pocketbooks: Festive Flora is packed full of 40 of these festive plants, from winter favourites such as holly, pines and mistletoe, to colourful beauties including poinsettia and amaryllis.
The Library, Art and Archives at Kew is one of the most extensive botanical libraries in the world, with the oldest item dating back to the 1370s. In this pocketbook series from Kew, each book presents 40 botanical paintings from the collections illustrating the variety within each group, as well as the diversity of the collection and artistic styles. An introductory chapter by a Kew expert provides an overview of the plant group, and extended captions accompany each painting.
The luxury finish on these books make them a must-have gift item, printed on uncoated paper and with a cloth and foil finish.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding collections as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world.