Mediterranean Garden Society

The 2019 Annual General Meeting Recommended Reading

The photo at the top of this page shows Mandrake (mandragora autumnalis) which we expect to find in bloom during our AGM visits (Photo Caroline Davies)

Here is a selection of books which Members attending the 2019 AGM may find of interest. These have chosen by the local Branches and by President Caroline Davies who is leading the Corfu tour.

Flora of Greece
With regard to wild flowers in Greece (whether Athens, Corfu or Pelion) it is perhaps hard to improve on Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean by Marjorie Blamey and Christopher Grey-Wilson (1998). Grey-Wilson is also responsible for one of the best books on bulbs in Greece: A Field Guide to the Bulbs of Greece by Christopher Grey-Wilson (2010) which has really great illustrations annotated as to where they were photographed and when.

These guides to the flora are also recommended:

There are many books on classical Greece and Athens; here are just a few to get you started.

Caroline Davies writes:

Two more books to set the scene:  

Sue Wake writes: There isn't a great deal that I have found which is specifically for Pelion but here are a couple of sources. (We are building up quite a library of diverse books, including gardening and botany, which guests can read or note whilst here at Lagou Raxi. )

There is a website which gives a short (mythological) history of the area and also the VolosPelion website.

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