The Highgrove Florilegium

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 25, 2016

The Highgrove Florilegium

The Highgrove Florilegium

Rhododendron basilicum

Lizzie Sanders. Rhododendron basilicum © A G Carrick.

The Highgrove Florilegium

‘The Highgrove Florilegium will not only provide an historical record of the plants in my garden, but will also be enjoyed by many of those who have an abiding love for plants and gardens’

HRH The Prince of Wales, Taken from the Preface of The Highgrove Florilegium

At the invitation of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Addison Publications have published England’s First Royal Florilegium – a fine art facsimile of original watercolors painted of plants, fruit and vegetables in The Prince’s garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire. The edition, dedicated by the Artists to His Royal Highness, is limited to just 175 numbered sets of two volumes. All royalties from the publication will be donated to The Prince’s Charities Foundation.

Read more about the botanical artists and production team at The Highgrove Florilegium website.

Selected watercolors from this work were featured in a November 2015 exhibit at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston, Massachusetts.

The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library also collects numerous richly-colored books on botanical illustration, along with current and past issues of The Botanical Artist, the Journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). Feel free to contact us if you would be interested in visiting our collections.

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