The Plant Messiah

The Plant Messiah

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The Plant Messiah

A fascinating book about Kew horticulturalist Carlos Magdalena's endeavours to save threatened plant species.
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From the world's tiniest waterlily to the 'Coral Tree', Carlos Magdalena has an uncanny ability to bring rare, breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction. As a botanical horticulturist at Kew Gardens he has over 7,000 species under his care in his 'Noah's Ark' plant nursery. A man on a mission to save the world’s most endangered plants from ecological destruction and thieves hunting them for wealthy collectors. Carlos travels to remote and dangerous locations - from the jungles of Mauritius to the most remote areas of the Australian outback - and develops ground-breaking, left-field techniques to encourage plants to propagate. This is the inspirational story of a man who has devoted and risked his life to save incredible species, all in the name of making this Earth a greener and happier place


About the author
Carlos Magdalena
is a Botanical Horticulturalist in the Tropical Nursery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an international lecturer and Chairman of the International Waterlily and Water Gardens Society. He is renowned for his unique skills as a plant propagator who is saving the world's rarest plants


"Carlos is an inspiration to me. He's the perfect spokesperson for the plants of the world" - Jane Goodall, primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace


"Carlos has been able to achieve things with plants that no one else can do" - Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture, Kew

Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Author: Carlos Magdalena
  2. Publisher: Viking, 2017
  3. Hardback, 240pp
  4. 243 mm x 153 mm
  5. ISBN: 9780241292327

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