The Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland


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The Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Thames & Hudson
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Pages: 280 Illustrations and other contents: 99 Illustrations, color ISBN: 9780500514566 Categories: , ,

A beautifully illustrated guide to the distinctive plants and flowers that grow wild in Ireland or are cultivated in Irish gardens, featuring nearly 100 stunning watercolours from Ireland’s most famous living botanical artist, E Charles Nelson.

Weight1.5 kg



'Such beauty! ... a glorious new book from the always excellent Thames & Hudson. ... If ever a book could lift the spirits it is this one' - The Irish Times 'Reading this book feels a bit like a beautifully illustrated ramble in the countryside ... an enjoyable book, designed to intrigue and delight ... a real treasure' - Reference Reviews

Author Biography

Wendy Walsh exhibited widely and received many honours including gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society of London. She lived and worked in Ireland for over 50 years. In 1997 an honorary doctorate was conferred on her by the University of Dublin. Dr Charles Nelson for 19 years held the post of horticultural taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. An acknowledged expert on the wild and cultivated flora of Ireland, his encyclopaedia of garden plants of Irish origin, A Heritage of Beauty, was voted 'Best Reference Book 2001' by the Garden Writers' Guild.