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  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241368336
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $50.00

A Modern Herbal

A charming, modern miscellany of herbs - for gardeners, cooks and armchair botanists alike

Lovingly cultivated by horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler, this charming miscellany celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives.

With her unparalleled horticultural experience, Alys explores the abundance of uses of these incredible plants and writes beautifully about how herbs have become entwined in our lives past and present. Designed to inform, entertain and delight, this book offers a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, accompanied by beautiful line illustrations, and will be a welcome and well-thumbed addition to many a potting shed, kitchen shelf and bedside table.

  • Published: 16 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241368336
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $50.00

About the author

Alys Fowler

Gardeners' World's Alys Fowler trained at the Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. After finishing her training, she worked as a journalist for the trade magazine, Horticulture Week, and then joined the Gardeners' World team as a horticultural researcher. The lure of the garden, however, proved too much and in 2006 Alys became Head Gardener at Gardeners' World's previous home, Berryfields. Alys is now one of the lead presenters of the programme and has presented a spin-off programme called The Edible Garden.

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Praise for A Modern Herbal

An important and accessible herbal for the 21st century . . . this book provides plenty of practical growing advice . . . Her extensive experience as a hands-on gardener gives this book added weight . . . For anyone delving into herbs for the first time or those who want to broaden their herbal repertoire in the garden and home, this book is much needed

Gardens Illustrated

Your garden can be an invaluable medicine cabinet, says expert Alys Fowler

Woman's Weekly

Alys Fowler explores remedies from the herb patch

The Simple Things

This manual shows you how to live a healthier lifestyle, involving the use of tried and tested plants

Garden News

Gardener and writer Alys Fowler has a knack with words as well as plants, and in this compendium of herbs (each one smartly illustrated), she infuses each page with lore, understanding and green-fingered know-how. It makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient botanical secrets.

The Herald

Informative, enthusiastic and ideal dip-in material, it makes you feel like you're tapping into ancient and worthy botanical secrets

Belfast Telegraph

Informative and enthusiastic

i Paper

Equips you with the knowledge to harvest everything you need

Weekly News

Dip into this charming miscellany of herbs from renowned horticulturalist Alys Fowler. It is ready to answer all your herb-related questions. Packed from cover-to-cover with useful growing pointers, medicinal benefits, cultural and historical background information. A must-have reference resource for any potting shed or kitchen bookshelf

Grow Your Own

Explores the many medicinal uses for herbs and other plants

Daily Telegraph

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