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Beautiful varieties for home and garden

Naomi Slade

Georgianna Lane



ISBN: 9781911595250

Price: £25.00

Publication date: 2 August 2018

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it’s hard to think of a better garden plant or more striking cut flower.  The next title in Pavilion’s series of stylish floral gardening guides celebrates the diversity and return to fashion of the dahlia.

This title explores the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins and its highs and lows as a cultivated plant, to its current status as one of the most adored flowers on the planet. Pavilion’s guide to over 60 beautiful varieties reveals their charms and assets together with practical cultivation tips for any garden. Including classics like Café au Lait and Karma Choc, together with modern, dark-leaved stunners like the Mystic series, the varieties and forms range from perky pompons and lush dinner plates to those that resemble sea-anemones or spectacular fireworks!

With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everybody who appreciates the glamour and versatility of the dahlia.


Naomi Slade is a well-known figure in the world of gardening media, where she writes and broadcasts about horticulture, design, environment and lifestyle. A biologist by training, a naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, including the Telegraph, The English Garden, and House and Garden. 



Georgianna Lane is a leading floral, garden and travel photographer whose work has been widely published. Her work has featured in BBC Gardens Illustrated, Gardener’s World, Romantic Homes and Victoria. With over 102k followers on instagram, her blog chronicles her styled floral photo shoots and her extensive international travels to photograph beautiful gardens and iconic destinations. 



'[H]andsomely produced and lushly illustrated.' 

'[L]avishingly photographed…if you haven’t already fallen in love with dahlias, this book will surely convert you.’


'This is a visually stunning book with superb photography, which makes it a beautiful experience to turn each page…a great introduction to the genus.' 

'lively descriptions…and the photographs are simply glorious too.'

'A comprehensive, quick-reference guide. This is a visually stunning book with superb photography, which makes it a beautiful experience to turn each page – a great introduction to the genus'

'Leaves no question of cultivation unanswered.'