Plants, Poisons & Personalities

Take a look around your garden. Did you know that most likely many of those plants do not originate from this country? How did they get here? Which plants have drug-like or aphrodisiac qualities and can be used for medicinal (or perhaps poisonous) purposes? This book is a collection of essays about plants, their histories,…


Genre: Gardening, Horticulture, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: aphrodisiac, medicine, Plants, Poison

Eighty Years In The Highlands: The Life & Times of Osgood H Mackenzie of Inverewe, 1842-1922

From 1863 Osgood Hanbury Mackenzie created and developed a garden at Inverewe, on the remote north-west coast of Scotland. It has become famous across the world for the variety and rarity of plants grown ‘in a region in which it had not been thought possible for them to exist’. However, few of the thousands of…


Genre: Gardening, History, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: 1800s, crofting, Gaelic, Gairloch, Gardening, Highlands, Inverewe, Landscape, Osgood Hanbury Mackenzie, Plants, Poolewe, Poor Law, Scotland, Wester Ross