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Win a copy of 'Botanic Gardens' by Sarah Rutherford

14 May 2015

BGCI is conducting a survey of botanic gardens to guide on-going development of our strategic plan and to inform our membership programme.

The survey is open to members and non-members alike.

All who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win a copy of Sarah Rutherford's beautiful new book 'Botanic gardens'

 

         

 

Botanic Gardens by Sarah Rutherford

Across the world hundreds of botanic gardens combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access, with Kew Gardens alone attracting around one million visitors a year. For centuries they have variously focused on cultivating medicinal and exotic plants, introducing lucrative crops such as tea and rubber to new countries, preserving international plant collections, scientific classification and research – or have combined all these things. Sarah Rutherford here tells their story from the sixteenth century up to their long heyday in the last two hundred years. She explains the gardens’ design and architecture, the personalities and institutions associated with them, their important role in research and conservation, and their appeal to millions of visitors.

 

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