The Story of Twelve Treasured Flowers
Bodleian Library 2009
Hardback 168pp Illustrated 192x192mm
9781851243037   Product Code: 20180
Medieval illuminations, 17th-century Flemish paintings and modern polls show that our favourite flowers have remained remarkably constant down the centuries. Beautifully illustrated with paintings and prints, this attractive volume celebrates 12 of the most enduringly popular, including the rose, daffodil and violet, tulip, lily and the fritillary. It examines their origins and how they reached our flowerbeds, their social history and symbolic associations, and recommends public gardens where they can be enjoyed today.