This superb encyclopedia, presented in two volumes, is the most comprehensive, detailed and lavishly illustrated guide to garden plants ever published. WIth authoritative coverage of over 15,000 ornamental plants, accompanied by more than 6,000 colour photographs, it is destined to become the essential reference work for gardeners and horticulturists. Arranged alphabetically for fast, straightforward access, the detailed plant descriptions cover growth habit, leaf and flower anatomy, plant height and spread, geographical origin and hardiness. With a comprehensive introduction, this encyclopedia will satisfy both the amateur gardener and the experienced plantsman. [1]