250 terms for plant lovers
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
What is a perennial plant? What grows in herbaceous borders? Why are fungi not plants? And what would you find growing in a Wardian case?
Plant Words is an eclectic collection of 250 botanical terms curated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This treasury of horticultural terminology will introduce you to terraria, tulip mania and taxonomy, making you an expert in everything from arboreta to the wood-wide web.
Describing the meaning, relevance, fascinating background and usage of each term, Plant Words will give you the vocabulary to understand and talk about plants, while sharing fascinating botanical facts and stories and broadening your horticultural knowledge. The perfect gift for connoisseur and beginner botanists alike, Plant Words is beautifully illustrated with over 80 images from Kew's collection.