RHS Botany for Gardeners: The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored

Author(s): Geoff Hodge

Dictionary & Reference | Botany

RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, how this affects how they perform in the garden and so help them get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple technical diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic changes - covering everything from Plant Parts to Plant Pests - and further subdivided into useful headings, such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. In addition, feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who have collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today, and 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice. Aided by this book, every gardener - and every garden - will benefit from unlocking the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science.

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Product Information

Since being inspired by some of the world's leading botanists whilst studying Plant Science at the University of Edinburgh, Simon Maughan has spent the last twenty-five years furthering his knowledge and developing a love of practical gardening and plants. He was employed in 1995 to work on the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants and to date has worked on many dozens of gardening books covering all aspects of the subject from species rhododendrons to garden design, and everything in between. He has worked as an editor and publisher for the RHS for twelve years, and this is the first opportunity he has had to work on a book on botany.

General Fields

  • : 9781845338336
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : October 2013
  • : 227mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 635
  • : 224
  • : Illustrations
  • : Geoff Hodge
  • : Hardback