Flower power

Learn more about Britain’s wonderful woodland flowers in a beautifully illustrated new book

by Webmaster, 27th March 2021

Learn more about Britain’s wonderful woodland flowers in a beautifully illustrated new book 

Over the last year many of us have re-discovered nature on our daily walks, jogs and cycle rides. In the process you may have realised how few things lift the spirits more than our colourful wild flowers. But can you tell your bluebell from your bellflower (pictured below)? If not, you may be interested in a new book entitled Woodland Wild Flowers, Through the Seasons.

Alan Waterman, the author, lives in a village in rural Gloucestershire and is also the owner of a six-and-a-half acre Welsh woodland, which was the inspiration behind the book. 

Alan takes the reader through a whole year in the life of a woodland, focusing on different wild flowers, season by season, in woods throughout the country. 

Each flower is photographed as they bloom from spring right through to winter, and there are fascinating background facts about each one. 

The book is aimed at readers who gain pleasure from the beautiful and varied woodland plants they've seen while taking a stroll or walking their dog, and who would like to name them and know more about them.

Over 170 commonly-seen woodland wild flowers are illustrated and described in detail. 

Woodland Wild Flowers; Through the Seasons will be published by Merlin Unwin Books, Ludlow, Shropshire on the 6th May, priced at £20. To place an order, visit

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