For centuries, as Europe explored the world beyond its shores, intrepid adventures, botanists and plant hunters sent back seeds and specimens of the thousands of flowers they came across on their travels. In Britain particular, many nursery-men and aristocratic garden lovers set about experimenting with each new influx of botanical material, to create the garden flowers we know today. 'Flora' introduces the story of this evolution, from wild species in far-flung places to domestic varieties, drawing on the archive of the Royal Horticultural Society. The exquisite illustrations within are notable for their historical value in charting the development of garden flowers.
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Subtítulo: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE GARDEN FLOWER