In 2016 the artist John Newling selected over 50 leaves from rare plants at the world renowned National Trust Garden, Nymans in West Sussex. Working with designer and typographer Oliver Wood, the leaves were pressed, photographed and then turned into a unique alphabet and therefore, a written language from the garden.
The book contains a full alphabet of pressed rare plants alongside their corresponding characters, and an essay by John Newling set in both Latin and Nymans alphabets.
This book inspires thoughts about the meaning of language, ecology and how both humans and plants communicate. For lovers of plants, design and typography and art.