The Fundamentals of Horticulture

Theory and Practice

by Chris Bird

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  • 9780521707398
  • 9781107776661
  • 9781107779082
Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development without readers wading through complex information. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels. Full colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. A comprehensive glossary helps build confidence in the use of classical horticulture language as well as new developing terms, and end-of-chapter questions encourage readers to apply what they have learnt. Extensive online supporting material includes mind maps showing the relationship of topics and aiding students in revision.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781107776661
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Author: Chris Bird (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521707398
  • 9781107776661
  • 9781107779082

In The Press

'It is fantastic to have one ultimate reference text that students can refer to at all levels and that covers both the science behind growing plants and the application of science in plant management, propagation and production. This is an up-to-date look at developments in the horticultural industry and growing techniques in harmony with traditional approaches to horticultural techniques and practices. Extremely thorough but easy to read, superbly illustrated and the revision questions at the end of each chapter are invaluable for those students who want to check their own learning and go further with their studies. The case studies are extremely useful and relevant to modern teaching and learning methods. I will definitely be recommending this as the new bible for my students at all levels.' Caroline Wright, Nottingham Trent University