From the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain comes this celebration of the garden, spanning the centuries and the globe. From the Garden of Eden to small backyards, from scented memories to bonfires and neighbors' rights, from suggestive slugs to paranoid palm-house gardeners, the poems burst out in a biodiversity of fun, exotic beauty and earthy philosophy. There's something for everyone, with a glorious array of gardening classics, perennial favorites and more recent contributions from Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath and John Agard.
Each poem is illustrated with a botanical print, a hand-colored or black and white engraving, or a watercolor drawing - all from the remarkable collection of botanical art at the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library, acknowledged as the world's finest horticultural library. Together they create a colorful collection to invigorate gardening enthusiasts, delight landscape-lovers and inspire armchair gardeners everywhere.