This inspirational book from Kew Gardens' tree expert is the perfect guide to choosing and growing these essential garden mainstays.
With authoritative advice from Kew tree expert Tony Kirkham and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting trees. In addition, there are twelve tree-related projects to inspire every green-fingered gardener.
There is a place in every garden for a tree, but before buying it is important to think about why and what you are planting and where. Do you want to plant for privacy, as a single ornamental specimen for seasonal interest or to attract wildlife?
Such key considerations are discussed by Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He also explains the practicalities of growing a tree as well as describing and illustrating a wide range of trees in detail, for every size of garden.
Tony Kirkham MBE is Head of the Arboretum, Gardens & Horticultural Services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and was awarded the RHS's highest accolade, the Victoria Medal of Honour, in 2019. He has participated in and led several plant-collecting expeditions to Chile and East Asia and has written, co-authored or edited numerous books on trees. He has also featured on TV programmes including A Year at Kew and Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees and has presented two series of The Trees That Made Britain for the BBC.