In a new, practical format - the stunning book celebrating British wild flowers by award-winning garden writer Sarah Raven.
Inspired by childhood excursions with her botanist father, Sarah Raven has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles to find 500 of our most breathtakingly beautiful wild flowers.
This lavishly illustrated book is divided by habitat, covering woods, downs and dales, lanes and hedgerows, meadows, coast, marshes and streams, moors and mountains, and wasteland. Sarah introduces a wide range of plants, telling you their names and something about them. Discover pulsatillas, fritillaries, bluebells, wild garlic, harebells, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, wood spurge, silverweed,purple cranesbill, deadly nightshade, St John's wort, comfrey, orchids,wood sorrel, snowdrops and more.
There are glorious landscape photographs by Jonathan Buckley throughout, and one of his stunning plant portraits accompanies each of Sarah's authoritative, captivating species descriptions. Informative and lovely, Sarah Raven's Wild Flowers is a botanical marvel.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1600 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
An epic and beautiful volume, which I will be poring over with my children, and pressing many flowers between its pages -- Robert Macfarlane
Impressive, beautiful to look at and truly a labour of love * Sunday Times *
Dazzling * Scotsman *
William Blake found 'heaven in a wild flower' and so, too, has writer Sarah Raven in this epic treatise * Living *