Monkey puzzle man: Archibald Menzies, plant hunter.
Dunbeath: Whittles Publishing, 2008.
Large octavo, paperback, 223 pp. black and white and colour illustrations.
Archibald Menzies was one of a legion of intrepid Scots plant collectors in the 18th and 19th centuries. This book recounts the story of how a young Scots gardener from humble origins became a distinguished plant pioneer who changed the face of gardens throughout Europe by his botanical discoveries.