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RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

1080 pages with 6000 colour photos

a horticultural extravaganza

Dorling Kindersley

2 Oct 2003

Indispensable reference for all gardeners!

RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (RHS) by Christopher Brickell

Endorsed by RHS experts, this comprehensive A-Z plant encyclopaedia lists over 15,000 plants and is illustrated throughout. Intended for both the gardening expert and the budding amateur, it tells you everything you need to know about garden plants.


Collecting contributions from 100 distinguished horticulturists, the handsome and lavishly illustrated Royal Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a truly definitive gardening reference. With its 1,000 plus pages, this may not be the book to tuck into your pocket as you weed and mulch, but what this encyclopedia lacks in portability, it certainly makes up for in scope. Hardy and tender plants, heirloom varieties and the latest hybrids - they're all accounted for here, with growing tips and background information about native habitats and ornamental features. You'll also find a fascinating section about botany, as well as information about basic gardening techniques such as mulching, staking, pruning, propagating and protecting plants for winter. But the encyclopedia's main attraction is the individual plant entries - more than 15,000 of them, embellished with 6,000 full-colour photographs and illustrations. From the visual glossary of leaves to the map of growing regions, the Royal Horticultural Society A-Z of Garden Plants provides an unsurpassed wealth of botanical information, making it the yardstick by which all other gardening references must be measured.


 I have had this book for around three years now and continually refer to it.

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