The Botanical City is a guide to the wondrous plants you can find, eat and grow in the city. This beautiful book is inspired by William Curtis' Flora Londinesis and illustrated with exquisite 18th century artworks. It reveals the hidden secrets of plants and flowers growing on your doorstep through up-to-date information, long forgotten folklore and herbal traditions. Discover the wonder of urban weeds and wildflowers, their healing powers and poisons, ancient wisdom and folklore, and get practical ideas for cooking and craft. Plus expert tips on how to grow and harvest them yourself.
A collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Hoxton Mini Press. Written by Hélèna Dove and Harry Adès.
Hélèna Dove manages the Kitchen Garden at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Cultivating everything from the allotment staples to more unusual edibles, she is a strong believer in using what grows around us to benefit our daily lives.
Harry Adès is the author of An Opinionated Guide to London Green Spaces and A Field Guide to East London Wildlife. His two children are more talented gardeners than he is, and his cats eat the flowers off his only rose bush.