Splendour of the Tree

Author(s): Noel Kingsbury

1. Trees - General

Written by Noel Kingsbury--a world-class expert on plants and the environment--The Splendour of the Tree celebrates the wonder, mystery, beauty, and utility of the tree. It pays homage to 100 key species of tree--chosen for their cultural, economic, or historical significance and their importance in the natural world--and includes an indispensable cultivation section that advises on the care and selection of trees for the home garden. The lively, original text analyses the particular characteristics of each tree and the specific role that it plays within the ecosystem and the human environment. Breathtaking, specially commissioned photography by Andrea Jones--one of the world's foremost garden photographers--skillfully captures the nuances of every featured tree. From exquisite close-up detail shots to images of impeccable orchards in bloom, her photographs are both beautiful and informative.

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  • A comprehensive reference and a stunning visual experience, exploring how trees are essential to life on Earth and celebrating their beauty and diversity.

  • Infographics include an historical timeline that depicts the age and location of key species of tree and an extremely useful cultivation chart that plots the growth rate of domestic trees.

  • Researched and written by leading innovator in horticulture and landscape Noel Kingsbury.

  • Showcasing specially commissioned images from around the world by renowned garden photographer Andrea Jones.

  • Includes the Kauri tree from New Zealand.


Dr. Noel Kingsbury is recognized internationally as a leading innovator in horticulture and landscape through his many books and journalism. Recent publications include Garden Designers at Home (2011), Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding (2009), Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls (2008), and Planting Design: Gardens in Time and Space (2005).


Andrea Jones is one of the world’s foremost garden photographers. Her many varied assignments have taken her all over the world, working for magazines and newspapers including Guardian Weekend, Daily Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, BBC Gardeners’ World, House & Garden, and Country Living. In addition to her work for the press, she has illustrated a number of highly regarded books.

General Fields

  • : 9780711235441
  • : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 290 x 238 mm
  • : 288
  • : Colour photographs
  • : Noel Kingsbury
  • : Hardback