Description: The Kew Gardens Christmas Book is a beautifully illustrated celebration of the plants and animals central to Christmas. Jenny Linford weaves together history, folklore, botany and stories about Kew, as well as a selection of delicious plant-based Christmas recipes. From the history of the Christmas tree to the intriguing story of frankincense, the book is filled with fascinating festive facts. In short, it’s the perfect Christmas present.
Many people enjoy visiting The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew throughout the year, but the annual Christmas at Kew Light Trail, which illuminates the Gardens in a beautiful, imaginative way has become a favourite festive tradition for many people.
In a similar vein, this richly illustrated book celebrates many of the things that we associate with the festive season. The illustrations are outstanding; each one is annotated with historical detail exquisitely capturing plants, birds, fruit, trees, and even advertisements from a bygone era.
The historical facts shared by Jenny Linford are fascinating and there is also a selection of traditional seasonal recipes, together with a reading list of other books.
This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves botanical illustrations, or Christmas traditions.
The Kew Gardens Christmas Book by Jenny Linford is published by Kew Publishing
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