South Africa is the finest botanic garden on earth. In one acre of the Cape Peninsula, more species of plants are found than in the whole of the British Isles. South Africa, with its moss-covered boulders, its lichens, its blankets of daisies, is Barbara Jeppe’s garden.
In this book in twenty four original watercolours, over 150 species in colour, accompanying black and white illustrations, and descriptive text handwritten by the author, renowned botanical illustrator Barbara has brought to life those brilliant indigenous plants ranging from the rare to the tall, from the ice white to the true blue, from the sandveld to the lowveld. With delicacy and elegance, she has reproduced her favourites, the gems in the grand treasure trove of native flora from the Wild Wisteria to the Protea to the magnificent, stately, and grotesquely grand Baobab.
Barbara Jeppe’s garden can be viewed from the car or on simple strolls in all seasons. Exploring her South African garden has been a lifelong challenge and adventure she has chosen to share here with all those interested in gardening, botany or natural history.
Authored by Barbara Jeppe and published by Delta Books of Johannesburg in 1984. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 287x216x10mm. ISBN 0908387482.
Unpaginated. Dj has yellowed for 30mm wide on lower edge and 25mm around spine. Book is fine except for v slight dicol on top edge. Eps illus in b&w. 24 col plates each with a p of text.. Signed by Author.