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Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops - Reviews

In praise of The Plant Lover's Guide to Snowdrops by Naomi Slade, 

Timber Press 2014


"Entertainingly written yet with plenty of depth... If you are not already addicted to snowdrops, you just may be by the end of this book." Susie White, Garden Design Journal, April 2015

"Authoritative and well-illustrated ... it is rare that a monograph as as entertaining a read as this book." Stephanie Donaldson, Gardens Illustrated, March 2015

"Beautifully photographed, full of good advice and very well written." Graham Rice, Amateur Gardening Magazine, 24 Jan 2015

"The author is young and the text has a zesty, modern feel – almost, dare one say it, trendy." Read more  Tim Richardson, The Telegraph, 15th Nov 2014

“Snowdrops,” by Naomi Slade, appeals with its exploration of the origins of the plant and its history of illegal wild collection and trade.' Anne Raver The New York Times 1st May 2014 

"...the photography is excellent and the writing both interesting and informative with enjoyable anecdotes throughout." Betty Sheppard, The Cottage Garden Society Magazine, Dec 2014

"I highly recommend it as an invaluable resource for gardeners...Whether you are a thoroughly obsessed galanthophile or just thinking of branching out with snowdrops for the first time, you will love reading this book, not once but over and over. [Slade begins with a section on] “Why I Love Snowdrops” that sets the tone for the whole book, which is approachable, informative, and refreshing."  Carolyn Walker, Carolyn's Shade Garden Blog and Nursery, Jan 2015 Read More


"The Plant Lover's Guide to snowdrops by Naomi Slade fulfils our every snowdrop crush. Pass the magnifying glass, we're going galanthophile!"  Lucy Bellamy, Things We Grow Blog, Dec 2014  Read More


A pictorial review can be found on the Flowerona blog, here. Dec 2014

"It provides a very comprehensive introduction to the new enthusiast. ...of great use to anybody moving beyond the beginner stage. A very well written book, very readable." Paddy Tobin, Scottish Rock Garden Club web forum, 7th Oct 2014

"Naomi’s book is an enchanting mix of her love affair with these plants, a botanical study, potted history and guide to growing. Most of all I loved the approachable style of the writing. Sometimes books which are focused on one plant don’t hold my attention and can feel quite dry. Naomi has struck a great balance between being both informative and accessible." Read more  Louise Curley, Welly Woman Blog, Nov 2014


"I wish that it had been available when my fascination for snowdrops started. It is well written, the author has great enthusiasm for her subject and the book has a wealth of clear and good quality illustrations." Read more  Anna, A Green Tapestry Blog, Oct 2014 


Book of the Month...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  Book of the Month Oct 2014. Read more
"A delightful guide to buying and seeing snowdrops"

North American Rock Garden Society, Book of the Month, Nov 2014. Read more


And also mentioned in America ....

NJ.com by Valerie Sudol, 30th Jan 2015 Read here

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