Frolicking lambs, warming sunshine, the scent of a blossom tree in bloom – spring is without a doubt our most lively and colourful of seasons. To celebrate our enduring love for spring, we’ve put together our top 5 reads with a springtime theme for adults, all of which are available to borrow from our free postal library.
Explore our love of gardens through a journey through time: from medieval gardens to a modern greenhouse in Kew. This Living Paintings book explores the history behind our country’s most famous gardens as well offering some practical tips.
One of our most popular books, British Birds contains raised images of 24 native birds grouped by the habitat in which they are likely to be found. Feel each of the birds in turn and hear about their lives and habitats, accompanied by beautiful birdsong.
Join us for a walk in the countryside to visit four different locations round the country, each with different habitats: hedgerows, woodland, rivers, lakes and streams, fields and meadows and seashore and moorland. Learn a little about the history of botany and about the many varieties of wildflowers found throughout the United Kingdom.
The weather is always with us – our most popular topic of conversation. It is no surprise that it has also captured the imagination of many great artists. In this book, you’ll find Constable’s Cirrus Clouds, Rubens’ Rainbow, and Hockney’s Bigger Splash. We also visit Paris on a Rainy Day, Sunny June, Autumn Leaves and Winter’s White Silence. Head straight to track 10 for The Magpie by Claude Monet and track 11 for Paris, a rainy day by Gustave Caillebotte.
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