Bookshelf: Garden/Plant History & Folklore:

Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, enjoys a long and distinguished tradition of plant exploration and introduction, dating back to the foundation of its arboretum in 1798. Since the 1950s, 50 such plant-hunting expeditions have taken place on six continents and in some 50 countries. These quests are the subject of Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens, which tells the stories of the people who participated in what were often arduous but always stimulating adventures and the plants they brought back. Illustrated with 500 photographs, this book provides a complete account of these journeys to the far corners of the world and is sure to be a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of plant exploration and introduction.

Tomasz Anisko, curator of plants at Longwood Gardens, participated in seven of the expeditions described in Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens. He received his master's degree in horticulture from the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University in Poznan, Poland, and his doctorate in horticulture from the University of Georgia in Athens.

...Longwood is celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2006. I look forward to visiting this garden again in August 2006 especially after having read the history behind it now! This is an incredible garden and should be on everyone's list of must see!


Author : Tomasz Anisko
ISBN : 0881927384
Publisher : Timber Press
Sugg. Retail Price : $59.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 334

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row