Jill, Duchess of Hamilton and Dr Franklyn Perring in collaboration with The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Scotland can boast a great diversity of plants and the aim of this well-illustrated book is to make Scots proud of their horticultural heritage. The flora, after all, is the basis of all plant-animal relationships: no heather, no insects, no grouse.
Publisher: The Mercat Press.
ISBN 1-87-364489-2 Price £12.99
Owing to its extraordinary geological and climatic variety, Scotland boasts a great diversity of indigenous plants. Yet many gardeners ignore these native plants in favour of exotics from all corners of the world. The aim of this book is to make Scots proud of their plant heritage and encourage even those who are not gardeners to be aware of the indigenous flora.
As the world becomes more and more homogeneous, so there is a need to establish a local identity. Place names, languages, dialects, food, architecture and pride in landscape are all increasingly precious to people. In the same way the very essence of a place, the local flora, is just beginning to receive its true recognition. The flora is the basis of all plant-animal relationships – no heather, no insects, no grouse: For the first time since 1841, Scottish Plants for Scottish Gardens publishes a check list and detailed descriptions of the native Scottish flora.