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..a secret garden of deep, dense word-foliage.

BBC Countryfile 


..well-turned prose poems charting the seasonal cycle of herbaceous plants. 

 New Statesman 


Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, searching for new rhythms in a changing world. It begins with yellow: the pulse of early insects and the symbol of the returning sun. It is followed by spring’s vernal whites and the hedonist, spirited pinks of summer. Gradually, the strange and melancholy blues of early autumn are replaced by the ripple of seed-setting and a return to the browns of our subterranean winter dreams.


Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.



Published by Little Toller Books,

May 12th 2014

210 x 156mm, hardback 

isbn 978-1-908213-16-7

Jacket over foiled boards,112 pages on 90gsm Munken paper Jacket and internal illustration by Kurt Jackson


Herbaceous by Paul Evans, published by Little Toller Books, hardback.

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