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Great botanic gardens of the world

Author: Sara Oldfield; Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Publisher: London : New Holland, 2007.
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"Produced in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Great Botanic Gardens of the World is a celebration of the world's finest plant collections. From the world-renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to the dramatic rainforest flora of the gardens of South-east Asia and the unique desert-flora collections of Arizona, USA, botanist Sara Oldfield highlights the architectural, historical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oldfield, Sara.
Great botanic gardens of the world.
London : New Holland, 2007
(OCoLC)659500766
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Oldfield; Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
ISBN: 9781845375935 1845375939
OCLC Number: 141382751
Notes: Includes index.
Published in association with the Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Forword / His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales --
The Diversity of Botanic Gardens --
Saving Plants --
Europe and Russia --
Africa --
Asia --
Australasia --
North America --
Latin America and the Caribbean --
Botanic Gardens in The 21st Century --
Appendix 1. Examples of Plants Extinct in the Wild But Safe in Cultivation --
Appendix 2. The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
Responsibility: Sara Oldfield.

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From the world-renowned royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to the plant collection on the island of Porquerolles off the south of France and the unique desert-flora gardens of Arizona, USA, this work  Read more...

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Gardens are beautiful

by ASeyfried (WorldCat user published 2009-04-19) Excellent Permalink

The gardens in this book are stunning. Pictures are beautiful. Sara Oldfield captured the essance of each garden discussed with grace and beauty and left me feeling like I needed to go there.

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