370pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Kew, 2022
A botanical exploration of the island of St Helena's native and introduced flora. The island was once the stopover for East India Company fleets, carrying cargos of spices and plants from China, Malaysia and India.
Includes the now re-established Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s Garden at Plantation House.
Donal McCracken is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His books include Gardens of Empire (1997), Natal the Garden Colony (1991), The Way to Kirstenbosch (1998) and Saving the Zululand Wilderness (2008). He was the first chair of the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust.