Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS
RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need.
Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" planting guide tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to choose plants for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls or sandy soil to planting up containers.
This must-have plant and flower encyclopedia is the ultimate reference for any gardener's bookshelf.
Formerly Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Christopher Brickell is an eminent plantsman. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor-in-chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its 5th edition and with sales of over a million copies in the UK). This was followed by RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and RHS Pruning & Training. He has recently completed full updates of both the A-Z of Garden Plants and Pruning & Training.