Magnolias in Art and Cultivation


Magnolias in Art and Cultivation Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing
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Pages: 350 ISBN: 9781842464991 Categories: ,

Magnolias in Art and Cultivation combines stunning paintings of magnolias with information on all species and around 100 hybrids. With over 150 botanical paintings, artist Barbara Oozeerally captures these plants in breathtakingly beautiful detail; described by botanical art collector Dr Shirley Sherwood as ‘an extraordinary series of important and beautiful plant portraits’. The informative and authoritative text by Jim Gardiner accompanies these paintings and provides a variety of information about magnolias, including their cultivation; together with Stephen A. Spongberg’s full botanical descriptions. This is a truly unique volume which will be sought after by gardener and artist alike! Some of the paintings from the book will be exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, 15 January – August 2014.

Weight1.55 kg



Author Biography

Barbara Oozeerally is a botanical artist and has won many awards including two RHS Gold Medals, the Botanical Merits from the Society of Botanical Artists in London and The Horticultural Society of New York, and Silver Medal form the Kirstenbosch Biennial Exhibition of Botanical Art. Jim Gardiner is Director of Horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society, and for 22 years prior was the Curator of RHS Garden Wisley, as well as having worked as curator of the Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Kew Publishing Magnolias in Art and Cultivation 2 of 2 Arboretum in Hampshire, and the City of Liverpool Botanic Stephen A. Spongberg is Director of Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha's Vineyard.