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Fernglen The Muriel Fisher Story Muriel Fisher & Margaret Forde
PB medium Size 2005 First Edition 144 pages brilliant overall Ex Lib. condition, although DW cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Delightful account & record here its truly awesome, insightful, extremely informative covering wide range & variety aspects & issues of Muriel's story. Fernglen is the remarkable story of Muriel Fisher from birth & her beloved 12 acres of native plant garden, a lifelong campaign to preserve native plants & habitats, her extensive campaigning in the interest of conservation & her hard work involved in convincing North Shore City Council that Fernglen was worth preserving. Fernglen was purchased by the Fisher family in 1888 & largely established by Muriel Fisher & her husband Bill built up a huge collection of over 700 native plants on their Birkenhead section, eventually setting up a native plant nursery. Subsequently 1989 Fernglen was acquired by North Shore City Council part gifted by Muriel, & further developed it as a botanic garden education centre. Fernglen boasts a rare collection of indigenous plant species, particularly alpine plants & ferns, a fernhouse & rock garden established in the 1960s, & 1997 a purpose designed educational facility set amid native bush was built. & lots more, well illustrated
NZ history, flora

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