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Sunday guide evaluate – Meadow by Iain Parkinson and Jim Holden – Mark Avery


It is a sumptuous-looking guide – actually stunning. The pictures, by Jim Holden, are beautiful. It’s a pleasure to flick by way of the pages, besides that one doesn’t flick, one doesn’t need to miss any of them so even in a fast look by way of the guide one finds oneself turning every web page rigorously.

Iain Parkinson is the Dwelling Collections and Conservation Supervisor at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic backyard within the Sussex Excessive Weald. He has introduced collectively over 30 private accounts of meadows and the way folks use them and love them.  These cowl scientists, artists, gardeners, farmers, archeologists and extra.

That is actually a celebration of the sweetness and marvel of meadows however I’d have appreciated just a little extra rage about how few of them we’ve left – however that’s simply me, I suppose. 

The quilt? Very good – I’d give it 8/10 though I feel there are some photos contained in the covers that may have gotten it  9/10.

Meadow; the intimate bond between folks, crops and locations by Iain Parkinson and Jim Holden is revealed by Kew.





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