The Smallest Kingdom: Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope


The Smallest Kingdom is an illustrated account of the botanical exploration of South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom and the plants that this region has given to the gardens of the world over the last four centuries. Over Kew’s 250 year history, Cape plants and their collectors have contributed greatly to the establishment of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as the pre-eminent centre for botanical research.

The book is illustrated throughout with full colour botanical paintings by Liz Fraser as well as contemporary and archival illustrations, and will appeal to conservationists, gardeners, botanists, historians, botanical artists, naturalists, and visitors to the Cape.

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c.300pp. 280 x 238mm. 100+ full colour botanical paintings; 100+ colour photos. Hardback

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