The Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland

E. Charles Nelson, Wendy F. Walsh

The watercolors of award-winning botanical artist Wendy Walsh portray a personal selection of the plants that grow wild in Ireland or are cultivated in Irish gardens.


They are accompanied by the lively storytelling and accessible horticultural descriptions of botanist E. Charles Nelson. The great gardens, famous plantsmen, legendary journeys, and natural phenomena that have shaped the flora of Ireland are illustrated and described in thematic selections.


E. Charles Nelson


E. Charles Nelson is a distinguished botanist who has written numerous illustrated books on Irish flora. He worked for many years at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

Wendy F. Walsh

Illustrated By

Wendy F. Walsh is one of Ireland’s premier botanical artists, internationally recognized for her paintings of Irish flora.