The Botanical City by Hélèna Dove and Harry Adès

  • Publisher Hoxton Mini Press
  • Genre Gardening / Horticulture
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The Botanical City is a guide to the wondrous plants and fungi you can find, eat and grow in the city with exquisite botanical illustrations.

Published in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book reveals the hidden wonders of the urban plants on our doorstep. Did you know car tyres can be made from dandelions? What about the soothing qualities of wild valerian, used to treat shellshock during both world wars? Then there’s sneezewort, bastard balm and fat hen…

Combining stunning botanical illustrations – faithfully reproduced from a rare 18th- century book in Kew’s library called Flora Londinensis– with contemporary knowledge and insights, readers can learn of the healing powers (and poisons) of urban plants and fungi, the ancient wisdom and folklore, recipes and craft ideas – and what is needed to grow and harvest their own city wilderness.

About the Authors

Hoxton Mini Press is a small indie publisher based in east London. It is dedicated to making collectable, artistic books that are accessible, affordable and playful.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world-famous research organisation and international visitor attraction. It harnesses its science, gardens and collections to unearth why plants matter to everyone.

About the Publisher

Hoxton Mini Press is a small indie publisher based in east London. It is dedicated to making collectable, artistic books that are accessible, affordable and playful.

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