Wild Flowers of Britain by Margaret Erskine Wilson

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:

Copy of Grow That #Garden Library (3)

Wild Flowers of Britain by Margaret Erskine Wilson

This book came out in 2016, and the subtitle is Month by Month.

Here’s what the publisher wrote about this book:

Margaret Erskine Wilson, late President of Kendal Natural History Society, was a keen amateur botanist and watercolorist. In 1999, she donated to the Society 150 sheets of water-colour paintings representing a thousand British and Irish plants in flower and fruit, painted in situ over many years and in various places.

At the time she donated the paintings to Kendal Natural History Society, she wrote:Begun in 1943/4 for a friend who said, 'I might learn the names of flowers if you drew them for me, in the months they're in flower'!

The result is this beautiful, previously unpublished book of all her accurate and informative illustrations, painted over a period of 45 years.

Over a thousand British and Irish flowers are represented in this book, and it still today serves Margaret Erskine Wilson's original purpose - it is an easy way to learn the names of our delicate and beautiful wild flowers.

This book is 176 pages of a year’s worth of Margaret Erskine Wilson’s extraordinary paintings, notes, the English common names, and scientific names.

You can get a copy of Wild Flowers of Britain by Margaret Erskine Wilson and support the show using the Amazon Link in today’s Show Notes for around $12


"If you have a garden, a garden podcast, and a library,
you have everything you need."

Leave a Comment