RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers


This volume is packed with advice on over 8000 plants with all you need to know on cultivation, pests, diseases and choosing the right plant for the right place.

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“. . . you can’t do without it. As a reference book it is unsurpassed.” – The Guardian

“Absolutely essential” – BBC Good Homes

Find the perfect plants for your garden with this inspiring encyclopedia for all gardening enthusiasts!

Achieve that beautiful garden oasis you’ve always dreamt of, and find endless inspiration and guidance for your garden to thrive with this gardening guide!

This fully comprehensive yet easy-to-use informative planting guide is what every gardener needs on their bookshelf. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

– A photographic catalogue of 4000 plants and flowers grouped by type, size, then colour, allowing readers to browse and find the best plants for their garden
– A detailed “Plant Dictionary” describes more than 8000 species and varieties and their ideal growing conditions
– In the Introduction, a “Plant Selector” section lists ideal plants for particular growing conditions, such as coastal areas, shady spots, and different soil types
– Fully updated text from garden plant specialists, with more than 1380 new plants added, including the latest and most popular cultivars

Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-colour photography to help elevate your garden to the next level. Use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions.

Written by a team of more than 15 top horticultural specialists under the guidance of internationally renowned plantsman and botanist Christopher Brickell, this gardening encyclopedia appeals to all levels of gardeners and continually inspires with achievable garden ideas.

This informative yet inspirational book about gardening will appeal to beginners or more experienced gardeners interested in the latest cultivars and horticultural advice.

Additional information

Weight 3.057 kg
Dimensions 28.3 × 24 × 4.8 cm










Sixth edition


635.903 (edition:23)


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