The Highgrove Florilegum

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The Highgrove Florilegum

One of the works closest to the heart of Prince Charles is The Highgrove Florilegium. Published for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation by Addison Publications Ltd

For seven years many of the leading botanical artists from around the world painted examples of plants and trees growing at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire garden of TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A wide range of subjects from familiar garden plants and shrubs to rare trees, fruit, vegetables and wild flowers make up the 124 paintings which are published as a fine art facsimile. A panel of experts ensured that the final selection of watercolours met the highest standards. Each plate is reproduced full size and is accompanied by botanical text provided by the Natural History Museum.

This first British royal Florilegium is presented as a two-volume work, half-bound in red goatskin with marbled paper sides. Each book is hand tooled in gold leaf and measures 26 x 18 x 2¼ inches.

The Highgrove Florilegium is limited to 175 numbered sets. The first is assigned to HRH The Prince of Wales who has written the Preface and kindly agreed to sign each copy.

Magnolia grandifloria from the Highgrove Florilegium©

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.