This next instalment in the bestselling Welcome to the Museum collection in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, is about the incredible life of trees.
Trees are some of nature's most majestic and beguiling life forms. Arboretum is a beautifully illustrated celebration of trees from around the world, and sheds light on the vital role they play in every part of human life. From trees associated with ancient mythology, to the rarest and most unusual specimens, wander the arboretum and meet mighty oaks and towering redwoods. Learn just how ancient trees like the ginko and monkey puzzler are, and trace the complexities of the wood wide web.
This latest addition to the Welcome to the Museum series will appeal to any budding botanist or tree lover.
About the Author
Katie Scott graduated from University of Brighton in 2011. Her work draws influences from traditional medical and botanical illustration, both in aesthetic and subject matter. Her work plays with the ideas of scientific uncertainty and speculation, fabricating the inner and outer workings of the world. Her illustrations depict a familiar yet fantasy vision of plants, humans and minerals.
Tony Kirkham MBE, VMH cared for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collection of 14,000 trees for over 40 years, retiring in 2021 as Head of Arboretum, Gardens and Horticulture Services. He was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour in 2019. He has written and co-authored numerous books on trees and has also featured on TV programmes including Judi Dench: My Passion For Trees and has presented two television series of The Trees That Made Britain for the BBC.