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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

New Plant Finder now out

Posted by Graham Rice on 11 Apr 2011 at 07:10 PM

RHS,PlantFinder,2011/2012Yes, the new edition of one of the most important garden books ever published, the RHS Plant Finder, is now out – both in its print edition and online.

This – I hardly need remind you – is the book that does two very important things. Firstly, it tells you which nurseries stock which plants. In this new edition there are 69,972 plants stocked by 566 nurseries! So whatever plant you’re looking for, the RHS Plant Finder tells you who sells it. And this latest edition contains 3,507 new entries! Plenty of material for this blog!

It’s also the most comprehensive reference to correct names of garden plants published anywhere – in the world. The team of RHS botanists, and their contacts all over the world, cautiously update the names as botanical science advances. All are carefully cross-referenced, of course, and in the online version all the plants that ever featured in previous editions are also included making it uniquely comprehensive.

Need I say more? Yes – don’t rely on an old edition, it’s guaranteed out of date. You'll get the plant names wrong and different nurseries may now sell the plants you want.

You can buy the print edition of the RHS Plant Finder at a discount from the RHS online shop.

And you can also check the online edition of the RHS Plant Finder. This is free to anyone, an invaluable free service from the RHS.


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