I have read, and loved, several of the Kew Gardener’s Guides and this one on growing cacti and succulents by Paul Rees is no exception. With gorgeous photos and illustrations, helpful how-tos, and easy-to-follow information on popular plants, this is a great book to have on hand when learning about cacti and succulents and their care!

We have a broad range of succulents in our garden and a couple of cacti! I picked up this book to learn how to care for them and I couldn’t have picked a better one to learn from. It has 12 great projects, lovely tips, and a wealth of information on a wide variety of cacti and succulents. I am grateful for the guidance on my Christmas cactus and the green wall which I look forward to trying!

If you are looking for a wonderful book, with beautiful illustrations, and wisdom, I highly recommend this one, it’s five out of five on the enJOYment scale.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

From the back cover:

This inspirational book from Kew Gardens’ cacti and succulents expert is the perfect guide to growing and maintaining a wide variety of these fascinating plants.

or outside, in the smallest spaces or as features in large gardens, succulents and cacti are popular in homes and gardens all across the world, regardless of climate. They’re resilientbeautiful and easy to care for as long as you’re armed with the right knowledge.

Packed with information and inspiration, and with the guiding authority and expertise of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book teaches you everything you need to know about 50 speciments of succulents and cacti, from ideal humidity, light and temperature, to maintenance instructions so that your plants can thrive.

This book also contains 12 easy-to-follow projects for you to carry out at home, so you can grow a vibrant array of succulents and cacti for your home, whether you are a complete beginner or a keen enthusiast.

Combining beautiful botanical illustrations and practical adviceThe Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Succulents and Cacti is the definitive introduction to growing these wonderful plants.

This book is from the Kew Experts series, in which the top gardeners and botanical scientists from Royal Botanic Kew Gardens offer up advice and information as well as suggesting handy projects on a range of gardening topics. Other titles include: Companion to Medicinal Plants, Guide to Growing Bulbs, Guide to Growing Fruit, Guide to Growing Orchids, Guide to Growing Herbs, Guide to Growing Roses, Guide to Growing Trees, Guide to Growing Vegetables and Guide to Growing House Plants.

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