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Seeds of Change: An Illustrated History of Adelaide Botanic Garden
"Published in association with and distributed by Bloomings Books, Melbourne"--T. p. verso
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Board of Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium
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A beautiful book, as befits the subject. Lots of plates, varied ones, from plants and flowers to maps and garden layouts. The book was disappointing to me in one respect: it did not get down and dirty with plants. I wanted to know more about what plants flourished, what plants failed, how cultural methods had to adapt, in short, how the botanical garden might illustrate the process of learning about and adapting to the South Australian environment. Instead the emphasis is on administrative ...more