PETRA BÖRNER ILLUSTRATION & THE PLANT MESSIAH / by Petra Borner

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THE PLANT MESSIAH

The cover artwork for The Plant Messiah, by Carlos Magdalena, was created in layers of paper and captures a tropical scene in search for the very rare plants still waiting to be discovered or brought back from extinction.

The collaboration on the 'Magdalena' pattern and book jacket marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between Petra and Kew Gardens, more will be revealed this Autumn.

Carlos Magdalena is Botanical Horticulturist in the Tropical Nursery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an international lecturer, and Chairman of the International Waterlily & Water Gardens Society. He is renowned for his unique skills as a plant propagator who is saving the world's rarest plants.

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