THE BOTANICAL STUDIES
A team of the finest botanical artists from around the world came together to create a set of botanical watercolours celebrating the beautiful plants growing in Highgrove Gardens. The complete set of 124 paintings are collected into a publication of two finely crafted volumes – an achievement that combines the most traditional of bookbinding crafts with the newest lithographic printing technology.
Bound by hand and finished with hand-tooled gold leaf, the books are individually made up to the highest standard, and sets are kept at institutions including The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney; The Getty; Huntingdon Library; The Botanical Gardens at Geneva, and the New York Botanical Garden.
The Highgrove Florilegium is a limited-edition of 175 numbered sets – set number 1/175 is held by His Majesty, who wrote the Preface and has signed each numbered set. Royalties are donated to The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation. Each volume measures 26 by 18 by 2½ inches.