Book ID: 90018
Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens. 2006. 479 col. photogr. 22 b/w photogr. 25 maps. 334 p. 4to. Hardcover.
Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA, enjoys a longand distinguished tradition of plant exploration and introduction, dating back to the foundation of its arboretum in 1798. Since the 1950s,50 such plant-hunting expeditions have taken place on six continents andin some 50 countries. Illustrated with over 470 colored photographs, this book provides a complete account of these journeys to the far corners of the world and is sure to be a fascinating read for anyoneinterested in the history of plant exploration and introduction.