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The Orchid: Celebrating 40 of the World's Most Charismatic Orchids Through Rare Prints and Classic Texts (Paperback)

The Orchid: Celebrating 40 of the World's Most Charismatic Orchids Through Rare Prints and Classic Texts By Phillip Cribb, Lauren Gardiner Cover Image
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Based on the unique collection of orchids in Britain's famed Kew Gardens, this stunning boxed set features a fascinating book plus 40 frameable prints.

Orchids have been cultivated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for more than two centuries, resulting in one of the world's most diverse and comprehensive collections. This breathtaking set celebrates those beguiling plants--and the "orchidmania" among gardeners that persists till today. A paperback tells the tale of 40 different specimens, enhanced with classic texts and letters from Kew's archives and botanical illustrations by such great orchid artists as John Day and Walter Hood Fitch, Sarah Drake, and Marianne North. Forty of the best artworks have also been turned into separate prints, presented with the book in a handsome collector's box.

About the Author


Lauren Gardiner is a research fellow at Kew, with a PhD in the phylogenetic relationships of orchids. Lauren is a member of the RHS Orchid Committee, and a number of other botanical and conservation organizations. She is coauthor of Bizarre Botany and The Botanical Treasury. Phillip Cribb is a leading specialist on the taxonomy and conservation of orchids. He was Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 2006. Phillip is coauthor of many publications including Guide to the Flowers of Western China, Growing Hardy Orchids, The Genus Cymbidium, and Hardy Cypripedium.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780233005492
ISBN-10: 0233005498
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English