Maranoa Botanic Gardens Florilegium is a collection of botanical paintings and drawings, presented in a beautiful, hard cover book designed and printed in Melbourne. Published by the City of Boroondara, it documents the fascinating flora that grow in the Maranoa Botanic Gardens in Balwyn through paintings by the Balwyn Botanical Art Group, led by art tutor and the book’s author Margaret Castle.
I copyedited and proofread the book, paying particular attention to the scientific and common names of the plants mentioned and the biographical details of the botanists and explorers who collected and named them in the early days of European settlement in Australia. The final book is really very beautiful, and would be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of anyone interested in native flora.
“Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job of editing Maranoa Botanic Gardens Florilegium. You have changed the book from ordinary to beautiful, and I appreciate it. This was my first foray into writing and the first time that I had used a computer.”