This team of photographer/artist and botanist/gardener has been collaborating since 1977 to produce their distinctive style of book. The Botanical Garden is a pictorial reference book that brings plants to people who what to learn about the identification of more than 450 genera of trees and shrubs from around the world not just in their own backyard.
This is a no-fluff book, written for an international market that avoids the overuse of common names, hardiness zones, or unnecessary growing details. Each plant listing includes the botanical and common name, date of discovery and range. A detailed and concise scientific description follows with key recognition features, ecology and geography notes, and cultivation requirements. Each plant is beautifully photographed in its entirety and shown as a close up of the flower or fruit against a white background to accentuate details.