Books  Botany  Plants & Gardens 

The Plant Hunter's Garden: The New Explorer and their Discoveries

Out of Print

By: Bobby J Ward

340 pages, 250 col photos, 3 line drawings

Timber Press

Hardback | Sep 2004 | #147779 | ISBN: 0881926965
Out of Print Details

About this book

Many gardeners are vaguely aware of the 'greats' of plant exploration, such as E H Wilson, George Forrest or John Tradescant. Fewer may know the names of today's plant explorers or recognize the makings of a new golden age of plant discovery. While providing interesting details on the lives and careers of these new explorers, the real focus of the book is on the plants themselves. Ward asked each of the hunters to choose the very best treasures from their years of collecting, and has illustrated these with stunning photographs.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!


Bobby J. Ward is a past president of the North American Rock Garden Society. He received his Ph.D. in botany from North Carolina State University and is a retired environmental scientist. A dedicated gardener, he has long been interested in plant names and plant lore. His book A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature won the Quill & Trowel Award of the Garden Writers Association. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bestsellers in this subject

A Field Guide to the Bulbs of Greece

NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€32 approx

A Botanist's Vocabulary

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€20 approx

Designing with Palms

NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€40 approx

Principles of Horticulture: Level 3

NHBS Price: £39.99 $52/€46 approx

Principles of Horticulture: Level 2

NHBS Price: £35.99 $47/€41 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194