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The rose : the history of the world's favourite flower told through 40 extraordinary roses

By: Elliott, Brent

1787394085 / 9781787394087
Hardback
635.933644
02/04/2020
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England
29 cm 175 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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At head of title: RHS.

The Royal Horticultural Society's The Rose tells the story of the world's favourite flower through 40 of the most popular and interesting species and hybrids.

Arranged chronologically, The Rose brings to life the arrival of each flower in European gardens, detailing the history of the layout of rose gardens and the role that roses play in the 'language of flowers'.

From the first recorded reference to a rose over 7,000 years ago, these extraordinary flowers have captivated botanists, artists, poets, perfumers and gardeners.

A symbol of love and patriotism, a scent and flavour synonymous with the East, and the jewel in the crown of ornamental gardens, roses in all their forms bear a special meaning that spans centuries and crosses oceans.

Extraordinary botanical illustrations and extracts from classic texts held in the Royal Horticultural society's world-famous Lindley Library, such as Redoute's Les Roses, Henry Andrew's Roses, Mary Lawrence's Selection of Roses and Victor Paquet's Choix des Plus Belles Roses, complete this authoritative celebration.

BIC:

PST Botany & plant sciences, WMB Gardens (descriptions, history etc), WMPC Gardening: flowers, WNP Trees, wildflowers & plants

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