Southern Spain, and Andalucia in particular, is home to many common garden plants, including daffodils, lavenders and shrubs. And yet it is also one of the most florally diverse regions in the world. This book will help you identify plants that range from the familiar to the astonishing.
Author Tony Hall has visited Andalucia numerous times over the past 15 years, building his understanding of its flora and ecosystems, while recording his observations in notes and photography. In this book Tony shares his detailed understanding of the wild plants of the region, from plants of the sandy Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches, to some of the highest mountains in Europe. Over 500 species are beautifully illustrated throughout with over 600 high quality photos and distribution maps. This is an essential guide for anyone wanting to understand more about the flowers of this region.
Tony Hall is Manager of the Arboretum and Gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he has worked for the past 16 years. His fascination with natural history began at a young age, and he has been working in horticulture for 40 years. His love of the flora of southern Spain can be seen at Kew in the Mediterranean Garden he designed.