Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

John Hope: Alan G. Morton's Memoir of a Scottish Botanist


This new edition, published to mark the opening of the John Hope Gateway at the Edinburgh garden and in light of new discoveries from the Hope archive, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has produced this edition of Professor Alan Morton's short biography published on the occasion of the bicentenary of Hope's death in 1986.

The new edition is arranged in three main sections; biographical, the Leith Walk Garden and Hope's lectures and pupils. A great deal of new information has emerged from the research undertaken around the archaeological survey and controlled demolition of the former Gardener's Cottage at the Leith Walk site, now rebuilt as the "Botanic Cottage" at Inverleith.

  • Paperback
  • Full color illustrations throughout

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