Camellias: a curator's introduction to the camellia collection in the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Camellias: a curator's introduction to the camellia collection in the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Camellias: a curator's introduction to the camellia collection in the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Pictorial guide to the camellia collection of the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Author: Ann Richardson, Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington's camellia garden is one of the most diverse public collections anywhere and one of only five gardens worldwide to earn the International Camellia Garden of Excellence Award from the International Camellia Society. The collection includes some of the world's oldest camellia cultivars as well as new 21st-century introductions, both well documented in this lavishly illustrated, compact book. Reproductions of nineteenth-century botanical illustrations from the Huntington Library's rare book collections are also included. Those who grow camellias or want to, and those who appreciate their beauty, will find both pleasure and valuable information in this handsome book. The Huntington's camellia garden is one of the most diverse public collections anywhere and one of only five gardens worldwide to earn the International Camellia Garden of Excellence Award from the International Camellia Society. The collection includes some of the world's oldest camellia cultivars as well as new 21st-century introductions, both well documented in this lavishly illustrated, compact book. Reproductions of nineteenth-century botanical illustrations from the Huntington Library's rare book collections are also included. Those who grow camellias or want to, and those who appreciate their beauty, will find both pleasure and valuable information in this handsome book.

$27.95