Friday, 28 September 2018

Scottish Plant Lore

Enjoyable event at the Botanic Cottage at the RBGE in Edinburgh on Thursday 27th, meeting up with author Greg Kenicer to collect a pre-publication copy of his book Scottish Plant Lore, An illustrated flora:

Scottish Plant Lore ©

.. with my painting of the Birnam Oak on p 107:

Scottish Plant Lore ©

Greg describes the plants of seashores, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, moorland and mountains and human habitats, all in his inimitable clear and informative style. This is a beautifully designed and produced book with illustrations from historical sources and contemporary work by many of Scotland's finest botanical artists.

The book will be appearing in bookshops across Scotland very soon, in time for Christmas, and of course you can buy it online:

⇩ The Botanic Cottage is well worth a visit. It was moved brick by brick from the original location of the botanic garden off Leith Walk and rebuilt inside the RBGE, providing additional facilities for visitors and students.

© RBGE: click for website

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