Medieval Flowers by Miranda Innes
This is a truly inventive and well-researched book. It features plants that grew in the UK and Europe's most famous medieval gardens, exploring what the plants were used for, and why, as well as celebrating their beauty. From Peony to Poppy, Solomon's Seal and Columbine to Lily and Iris, the photographs emphasise the contemplative atmosphere of the gardens, all of which can be recreated today. Including beautiful historical illustrations and Clay's stunning photography, this is an enjoyable and informative guide to medieval flowers.