The Orchid

Lauren Gardiner and Phillip Cribb
Published by Andre Deutsch

A fascinating book, encased in a beautiful collector’s box, The Orchid tells the intriguing stories of 40 orchids.

Produced in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this collection of 40 orchids tells the many intriguing stories of this beguiling plant. It is enhanced with botanical illustrations by the great orchid artists, 40 of which have also been selected to include as double-sided prints and are presented separately in a handsome collector's box.

Captivating, beautiful, incredibly diverse and often elusive, orchids can be found in nearly all environments, ranging from sea level to an elevation of almost 5,000 metres. Victorian plant hunters scoured the globe for new species to bring back for botanical gardens and private collectors. It was during this period that ‘orchidmania’ was born among gardeners and it persists to this day. Enhanced with notes and letters held in Kew's archives, and illustrations by artists such as John Day and Sarah Drake, this is an exceptionally beautiful book about an extraordinary plant.

Published by Andre Deutsch

 224 + 40 pages

 200 illustrations

 Includes 20 double-sided prints

 Hardback

 280 mm x 216 mm

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