London is often touted as the greenest city in Europe, but what if you yearn for a little more colour in your life? What does Britain’s capital have to offer those who want to quite literally stop and smell the roses? Or those who want to buy armfuls of blooms for their lovers/friends/themselves? Lots, as it happens. This guide leads you on a fragrant trail of London’s key floral destinations, from markets and nurseries to botanic and physic gardens via trend-setting florists and flower schools. It reveals secret spaces bursting with blossom and points you to the rose gardens, herb gardens and record-breaking borders in its better known parks. And if you want to dine among flowers, learn about flowers or see how they can transform urban architecture, it’s all here too, just waiting to be discovered. A London Floral is a beautifully illustrated map which folds down to a handy pocket-sized guide listing c.85 addresses of interest. Presented in an attractive slip case and divided by area, it is clear and easy to use and appealing to art-lovers, garden-lovers and city-lovers alike.
Natasha Goodfellow is a writer, plant lover and Londoner who loves exploring the city and discovering new places. She writes for publications including Gardens Illustrated, Elle Decoration UK and The Simple Things and was Fair Manager for GROW London, the contemporary garden fair. She edited Head Gardeners by Ambra Edwards (Pimpernel Press, 2017).
Clover Robin is a collage artist and illustrator based in South East London. Her work focuses on themes of nature and her love of the great outdoors. Clover has illustrated a number of publications and released her own book Cut Paper Pictures published by Quarto in 2018. Clients include The National Trust, Little Tiger Books and Bloomsbury publishing among many others.
'Love the beauty of flowers? We have the guide for you. A London Floral by Natasha Goodfellow brings together the must-visit destinations for those who have a penchant for all things blooming lovely – from markets and nurseries to botanic gardens – all presented in a handy illustrated map. It's easy to use, with addresses and listings of interest, but small enough to be folded up and carried with you. It's ideal for city dwellers who want a break from bustling streets and tall buildings, and fancy immersing themselves in nature – all without having to leave the capital.'
'Discover some of the capital's most floriferous spots with A London Floral by ELLE Decoration gardens writer Natasha Goodfellow. Illustrated by Clover Robin, the handy pocket map lists over 80 addresses of interest, from secret gardens and rooftop bars to the rose gardens and record-breaking borders in the city's parks.'
'We’re still getting so much use from this fold-out map, A London Floral. It highlights London’s green spaces and gardens with over 80 to choose from – including plenty that we had never heard of. Discover your local ones now, and then venture further afield once we’re allowed.'
'A fab gift to celebrate a loved one's second vaccination!'
'A must-have for flower-fanatics on a trip to town.'
"What a fabulous way to see London!...A versatile gift which you can hang on the wall as a poster or keep in your bag for those occasions when you have a bit of time to kill and are up for discovering one of London’s little pockets of natural beauty."