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PURDOM & FARRER Plant Hunters on the Eaves of China Book Books

PURDOM & FARRER Plant Hunters on the Eaves of China


Produced in a very limited edition of 250 copies, of which only 210 are for sale, imported from New Zealand. This volume represents the first in-depth biographical study of the life of the often forgotten plant hunter William Purdom, and of Reginald Farrer. Both men were born in 1880, the year of the death of Robert Fortune, and came from completely different social standings. Purdom was the eldest son of the head gardener of a property-owning businessman in the Lake District. Farrer, on the other hand, was the first scion of landed gentry who owned a huge estate in the Yorkshire Dales.

Despite their vastly contrasting backgrounds, their common interest in alpine flowers, brought them together in an expedition to hunt for new plants for British gardens on the mountain slopes where the eaves of China meets the roof of Tibet. Both died young; Farrer on the rain-soaked border hills of Burma in 1920, Purdom in Peking a year later. However, in our gardens their legacy of beautiful plants, some bearing their names, will remain alive always. The book concludes with a list of living plants and seeds collected by Purdom in 1910-1911, and of the plants collected by both men in the later expedition.  The book includes Farrer's last expediton with Euan Cox to Burma 1919.

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Delivery & Collection Options

Mail order is only available for orders over £250+ ex vat, and over £500 ex vat to Norway, (for March delivery by sea only)

Smaller orders may be placed for collection from Glendoick.

We can deliver plants to societies/groups who wish to club together to place orders, invoiced to and delivered to one address.

Collection from our award-winning garden centre £0.00

Smaller Orders for Collection from our award-winning garden centre. no minimum order. You can pre-order/reserve plants for collection. Please allow at least 1 week for us to assemble orders for collection on a specific date. Which can be at any time of year. The garden centre is open 7 days a week. Email with your requirements or download the excel order form and stock list and use this to order.


More Books

  • PURDOM & FARRER Plant Hunters on the Eaves of China

    PURDOM & FARRER Plant Hunters on the Eaves of China

  • GLENDOICK GUIDE 64 page colour guidebook history and catalogue

    GLENDOICK GUIDE 64 page colour guidebook history and catalogue


Glendoick Gardens Mail Order Nursery

Mail order for Autumn 2022 to Spring 2023 is now online

Orders are delivered/collected from 1st October (2022) to end of March (2023)  when plants are dormant.  You can order at any time of year.  Our Garden Centre has stock for collection year round.

We deliver to UK including N Ireland and Norway. We are not delivering to EU countries at present (Brexit rules). We are currently able to delivery to S. Ireland but only larger orders and there may be some extra transport costs.

Minimum Mail order £120 ex vat (UK) £500 (Norway)

Postage and packing from £21 per box of up to 30 kilos (10-25 plants)

All orders must be placed online in the webshop. Please use e mail to contact us.