An Irish Florilegium
by Wendy Walsh
Wendy Walsh lived in Ireland for over 50 years. During that time she was awarded all sorts of honours for her work as a botanical artist.
The pinnacle of her career was producing the very first florilegium of the plants and flowers of Ireland. An Irish Florilegium Volume 1 was published in 1983 and Volume 2 followed in 1988.
All 96 original watercolour plates are now kept in the Botanic Garden library at Glasnevin.
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'An Irish Florilegium' won a bronze medal for the 'Most Beautiful Book in the World' at the Leipzig Book Fair
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Other gardens in the rest of Ireland
The Irish Garden
by Jane Powers
Rated an average of 5* by 11 reviews (Amazon UK)
This is a book about 40 gardens in Ireland written by one of Ireland's foremost experts on all things related to the garden This book has attracted some extremely positibe reviews in newspapers and magazines as well as those who have bought it.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Frances Lincoln (2 April 2015)
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