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A nation in bloom : celebrating the people, plants and places of the Royal Horticultural Society / Matthew Biggs ; foreword by Alan Titchmarsh.

By: Biggs, Matthew [author.].
Contributor(s): Titchmarsh, Alan [writer of foreword.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : White Lion Publishing, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780711239357 (hardback); 0711239355 (hardback).Other title: RHS [At head of title:].Subject(s): Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain) -- History | Gardening -- Great Britain -- History
Contents:
In pursuit of excellence -- A greener and more beautiful place -- Wisley -- Gardening for all -- Rosemoor -- Behind the scenes -- Hyde Hall -- The shows must go on... -- Harlow Carr -- Inspiring everyone to grow -- Bridgewater -- The purest of human pleasures : the RHS vision.
Summary: "The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden."--From publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: September 2019
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Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Tall Shelves
SB468.36.G7 B54 2019 (Browse shelf) Available 39352800176711
Total holds: 0

Includes index.

In pursuit of excellence -- A greener and more beautiful place -- Wisley -- Gardening for all -- Rosemoor -- Behind the scenes -- Hyde Hall -- The shows must go on... -- Harlow Carr -- Inspiring everyone to grow -- Bridgewater -- The purest of human pleasures : the RHS vision.

"The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden."--From publisher.

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