Roger Phillips (84) Has been at work replanting Eccleston Square garden for nearly 40 years, the result is best described as a plantsman’s garden with interesting plants from all over the world, many of which he has collected himself.
Roger has published major works on mushrooms and fungi.
His two main mushroom works (Mushrooms of northern Europe and Mushrooms of North America) have now sold over two million copies.
He has just published a new revised edition of his book on foraging “Wild Food a complete Guide for Foragers”, which naturally includes a large section on finding and cooking mushrooms. His Mushroom work is also published as an interactive App “Rogers Mushrooms”.
Roger is acknowledged as the most prolific plant illustrator of all time. He has published more than 30,000 plant identification photographs of roses, trees, shrubs, mushrooms, perennials, annuals and wild flowers, in more than 40 major books, using his advanced photographic techniques, in the manner of botanical drawings. Culminating in a two volume ground-breaking work on the botany of all garden plants, ‘The Botanical Garden’ volume one deals with Trees and Shrubs. His TV work includes a six part history of the rose’; ‘Quest for the Rose’ and a series on his own garden at Eccleston Square London written and filmed in conjunction with the garden of an American cookery writer Leslie Land and her work in Maine; ‘The 3,000 Mile Garden’.