Kew launches new pocket book series

Kew launches new pocket book series

Kew Publishing will launch a new series of pocket books focused on plants, with the first in the series, Palms and Cacti, to launch in June 2020. 

A further two books–Japanese Plants and Honzu Zufu, which is a 17th-century multi-volume manual of medicinal plants–will publish in the autumn. 

Each book includes an introductory chapter by a Kew expert and then showcases 40 botanical paintings from the Library, Art & Archives at Kew, illustrating the variety within each plant group as well as the diversity of the collection and artistic styles. 

Publisher Gina Fullerlove said: "This exciting gift book series will celebrate the beauty of all kinds of plants, with stunning illustrations from our unrivalled botanical art collections at Kew."