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Carnivorous Plants: Gardening with Extraordinary Botanicals

By Nigel Hewitt-Cooper

If you can, buy two copies: one for the coffee table and one for the garden too.

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Carnivorous plants used to be considered something of a niche, fawned over mainly by collectors and maybe some horror-film fans. But these plants that eat bugs and small rodents are poised to be the next big trend. Now commonly sold alongside succulents and air plants, they provide striking architectural style and can be grown both indoors and out.

Carnivorous Plants is a smart, accessible guide to the world of carnivorous plants, with information on growing and cultivating commonly available and easily grown varieties. For fans and collectors of these other-worldly plants, and those curious to try something new.

Media reviews

"Carnivorous plants aren’t mere novelties; they have ‘grace and elegance.’—the beginning of a garden trend."

New York Times Book Review

"Nigel Hewitt-Cooper sheds light on the fascinating world of carnivorous plants."

English Garden

"Whether your interest in carnivorous plants has just sparked, you wish you to inspire a friend, or you have already caught the bug, this is an excellent book."

The Garden

"Exquisite images demonstrate the beauty and complexity of these extraordinary plants and complement the text, providing information and temptation in equal measure ... If you can, buy two copies: one for the coffee table and one for the garden too."

Gardens Illustrated

About the author

Nigel Hewitt-Cooper

Nigel Hewitt-Cooper's fascination with plants that trap animals began at a young age, and his botanical journey of over 30 years has taken him from growing his first Venus fly trap at the age of seven to winning seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. He started his nursery, Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants, in 1997. He is also the National Plant Collection holder for the genus Drosera, the sundews.

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