Foreward by David Austin
704 pages, hard cover
Botanica’s Roses - The Encyclopedia of Roses is a must have book for rose lovers everywhere. It is a feast for the eyes with full-colour beautifully photographed roses, as well as an invaluable reference of over 4,000 roses for amateur and professional rosarians worldwide.
The book is made up of 3 sections. The first section includes an introduction, the history of the rose, different types of roses and how they are classified, information on planning a rose garden, planting, cultivating and pruning. The second section is the A-Z encyclopedia of the roses. The roses are listed alphabetically, so one can easily find them, and they include the name and classification, full description and hardiness. The final section includes an extensive reference table, a glossary, bibliography and index to all the roses. Extremely useful in each description is the name of the rose as well as other names that the rose may be known by.