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Prince's 'garden book' published

A book of botanical illustrations recording plants in the garden of Prince Charles at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire has been published.

Just 175 copies of the Highgrove Florilegium are being printed and each copy costs 11,000.

Florilegia are among the most lavish and expensive books produced because of all the work that goes into them.

Watercolours of the Highgrove plants, fruits and vegetables were painted by artists from around the world.

The images are printed on special archival paper and the pages are collated and sewn by hand.

All royalties from the publication will be donated to the Prince's Charities Foundation.

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