A key reference work, the RHS Plant Finder contains more than 69,000 plants with over 4,200 new plant introductions. First published in 1987 and providing a snapshot of British garden plants and trends for more than 30 years, the RHS Plant Finder is the horticultural bible. Usually updated annually, a 2021 edition was unable to be produced. This new edition for 2022 is therefore particularly welcome.
Britain’s best plant directory features essential contact details, websites, opening times and mail order details for 368 nurseries. This latest edition includes 5,850 RHS Award of Garden Merit plants and their hardiness ratings as well as RHS Award of Garden Merit Fruit and Vegetables listings and plants that are loved by pollinators.
The colour section at the start of this book, which has become a feature of recent editions, includes an article on peat free gardening, and the editor’s choice of of new plant highlights, illustrating some of the plants appearing for the first time in this edition.
Significant edits in this edition include the resurrection of Coleus and expanded Hydrangea and Veronica.
Please note – this is essentially a directory for locating nurseries that supply named plants. It is not a photo guide and doesn’t give descriptions in the main sections, or cultivation details. There is no single source for such information. If you are looking for an illustrated plant reference book then the RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flower, are both useful compendia illustrating many named ornamental plants in cultivation .