Magnolias in Art and Cultivation
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- Authors: Barbara Oozeerally, Jim Gardiner, Stephen A. Spongberg
- 268pp. 330 x 250mm. 150 full colour botanical paintings. Hardback
- Kew Publishing, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, 2014
Magnolias in Art and Cultivation combines stunning paintings of magnolias with information on all species and around 100 hybrids. With over 150 botanical paintings, artist Barbara Oozeerally captures these plants in breathtakingly beautiful detail; described by botanical art collector Dr Shirley Sherwood as ‘an extraordinary series of important and beautiful plant portraits’.
The informative and authoritative text by Jim Gardiner accompanies these paintings and provides a variety of information about magnolias, including their cultivation; together with Stephen A. Spongberg’s full botanical descriptions. This is a truly unique volume which will be sought after by gardener and artist alike!
Some of the paintings from the book will be exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, 15 January – August 2014.