A modern take on a classic 18th-century book of botanical illustrations of London's wild plants
Cities are abundant with nature – and nowhere more so than London. So why is it that we fail to notice the greenery that surrounds our busy lives? And isn't now the time, with the growing ecological crisis, for those of us in cities to reconnect to nature? This is a beautifully produced interpretation of an 18th century classic, Floral Londinensis, which set out to record every wild plant in London and which remains surprisingly relevant. Working with Kew Gardens' horticulture expert Helena Dove, the publisher has handpicked the 100 most fascinating plants from the original and included highly faithful reproductions of ultradetailed illustrations set alongside a new set of unusual facts, contemporary medicinal uses, modern recipes and more.