The Highgrove Florilegium

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Over the last seven years leading botanical artists from around the world were invited to paint examples of the plants and trees growing in HRH The Prince of Wales' garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire.

Addison Publications Ltd was asked by The Prince to make a limited edition publication from these watercolours and The Highgrove

Florilegium is the result. Each Limited Edition Set signed by HRH The Prince of Wales The edition is limited to just 175 numbered sets. His Royal Highness, who wrote the Preface and holds set 1 of 175, has signed each numbered set. All royalties from The Highgrove Florilegium are donated to The Prince's Charities Foundation.

An Entirely British Production - The binding of The Highgrove Florilegium volumes has been painstakingly undertaken by the best craftspeople in Britain, including Stephen Conway, James and Stuart Brockman and Victoria Hall. This encompasses the binding, the gold embossing on Hewit's Straight Grain Aniline Goat and the hand-marbling on the cover.

This is truly a magnificent Royal Florilegium and we hope worthy of the love His Royal Highness has for his garden and the dedication the distinguished artists have for their craft.

Sewing the sections on six 10mm linen tapes

Sewing on the headband at the top of the spine

4mm laminated millboards laced on

A fully bound book, pressed and ready for finishing

Blind tooling the spine with a line pallet

Specially made tools on an electric finishing stove

Laid on gold leaf ready for tooling

The heated tool is carefully positioned on the gold leaf

The sharply detailed feathers appear after removal of excess gold leaf