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Paxton's Flower Garden (3-volume Set)

By: Sir Joseph Paxton and John Lindley
558 pages, 422 b/w illustrations
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection. Note that the reprint does not reproduce the orchid plates in colour.

Best remembered today for his technically innovative design for the Crystal Palace of 1851, Joseph Paxton (1803-65) was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and remained involved in gardening throughout his life. Tapping in to the burgeoning interest in gardening amongst the Victorians, in 1841 he founded the periodical "The Gardener's Chronicle" with the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865), with whom he had worked on a Government report on Kew Gardens. "Paxton's Flower Garden" appeared between 1850 and 1853, following a series of plant-collecting expeditions. Only three of the planned ten volumes were published, but with hand-coloured plates (which can be viewed online alongside this reissue) and over 500 woodcuts, the work is lavish. These volumes reflect not only the Victorians' interest in gardening, but also the extraordinary lengths to which they would go to retrieve the exotic and unknown.


Volume 1

1. Drummond's Side-Saddle Flower
2. The Glittering Gland-Bearing Trumpet-Flower
3. Walker's Cattleya
4. The Toothed Ceanothe
5. The Changeable Adamia
6. The Purple-Lipped Oncid
7. The Ceylon Rhododendron
8. The Tetrandrous Boronia
9. The Long-Tailed Lady's-Slipper
10. Dampier's Clianth
11. The Sweet Trichopil
12. The Magnificent Medinill
13. Double Chinese Peach Trees
14. The Two-Petalled Begonia
15. The Cervantes Odontoglot
16. The White Cunningham Rhododendron
17. The Close-Headed Bejaria
18. The Speckled Odontoglot
19. The Upright Bryanth
20. The Salmon-Coloured Moutan
21. The Sessile Oncid
22. The Kamtchatka Rhodotham
23. The Oval and the Pallid Hoyas
24. Varieties of the Ruby-Lipped Cattleya
25. The Acuminate Onion
26. The Gauntletted Tacsonia
27. The Transparent Dendrobe
28. The Gillies Poinciana
29. The Crimped Gueldres Rose
30. The Long-Petaled Epidendrum
31. The Deep Blood-Coloured Moutan
32. The Asoca
33. The Variegated Oncid
34. The Anglebearing Leaf-Cactus
35. The Occidental Banksia
36. The Blue Vanda

Volume 2

37. The Brown Bistort. The Bilberry-Leaved Bistort
38. The Anderson Veronica
39. The Spotted Pleione. The Bottle Pleione
40. The False Scarlet Sage
41. The Barbados Cherry
42. The Three-Coloured Vanda
43. The Two-Rowed Aponogete
44. The Small-Mouthed Siphocampyl
45. The Tapering Hollb#llia
46. The Darwin Berberry
47. The Gesnera-Flowered Sage
48. The Pallid Cattleya
49. The Box-Leaved Cantua
50. The Crimson Water-Lily
51. The Humble Pleione
52. The Various-Leaved Labichea
53. The Lilac Thyrscanth
54. The Carmine Trichopil
55. The Many-Coloured Collinsia
56. The Rosy Grevillea
57. The White and Sanguine Dendrobe
58. The Loddiges Lily
59. The Ariza Plant
60. The Rosy Air-Plant
61. The Chinese Platycode
62. The Hybrid Crenate Cactus
63. The Three-Tongued Oncid
64. The Azure Pentstemon
65. The Long-Leaved Bromelia
66. The Sweetest Air-Plant
67. The Long-Flowered Centranth
68. The Bland Amaryllis
69. The Showy Grammatophyl
70. The Long-Calyxed Chinese Azalea
71. The Gentian-Blue Penstemon
72. The Pink Butterfly Plant

Volume 3

73. The Retuse Echeverria
74. The Thyrse-Like Billbergia
75. The Golden Swan-Orchis
76. The Purple Gesnera
77. The Morel Billbergia
78. The Masters Cymbid
79. The Nepal Ash-Leaved Berberry
80. The Many-Spiked Billbergia
81. The Rosy Limatode
82. The Dark Purple Hellebore
83. The Ciliated Hellebore
84. The Dark-Eyed Fringed Dendrobe
85. The Oval Oxylobe
86. The Long-Leaved Puya
87. The Hooded Oncid
88. The Mysore Hexacentre
89. The Dwarf Crimson Chinese Azalea
90. The Pescatore Odontoglot
91. The Three-Flowered Abelia
92. The Large-Flowered Glutinous Diplacus
93. The Fiery-Red Mormodes
94. The Woolly Clematis
95. The Beauteous Veronica
96. The Purple-Stained Laelia
97. The Azorean Forget-Me-Not
98. The Duke of Devonshire's Water Lily
99. The Thick-Leaved Cleisostome
100. The Scarlet Salpiglot
101. The Pretty Raphistem
102. The Racemose Solenid
103. The Golden-Flowered Dielytra
104. The Bell-Flowered Spathodea
105. The Haytian Laeliops
106. The Chinese Althaea Frutex
107. The Calisaya Bark-Plant
108. The Splendid Aeschynanth

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By: Sir Joseph Paxton and John Lindley
558 pages, 422 b/w illustrations
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