Alpines from Mountain to Garden


Alpines from Mountain to Garden Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing Pages: 260 Illustrations and other contents: 300 Illustrations, color ISBN: 9781842461723 Category:

There are many different ways to grow an alpine plant and much will depend on the habitat and climate of a particular species’ natural home. Alpines, from Mountain to Garden takes a refreshing new perspective on these irresistible mountain dwellers by looking at their discovery and introduction into cultivation, the regions of the world they come from and how this needs to be taken into account when you plant them in your garden.
Nine chapters cover the most important alpine regions – including United States and Canada, South America, Japan, China and the Himalayas, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Africa. Each chapter considers what plants grow in each region, from high altitudes in lowland conditions, to drainage, climate, light levels, temperature and precipitation.
Over 300 plants are described and beautifully illustrated. Additional chapters cover growing, conservation and the impact of indiscriminate collecting on many species now on the verge of extinction.

260pp. 280 x 238mm. 31 colour paintings; 300+ colour photos. 8 maps. Hardback.

Weight1.68 kg

Author Biography

Richard Wilford is collections manager in the Hardy Display Section at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and author of Tulips: Species and Hybrids for the Gardener.