The Essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical Art of New Zealand 

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Author: Audrey Eagle
Publication date: September 2013

Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand quickly became a modern classic when it was published in 2006. This handsome new edition offers botanists, gardeners, and art lovers Audrey Eagle’s exquisite botanical artworks – in a compact, portable format. The selected plants are depicted at life-size, and include detailed enlargements showing twigs, fruit, nuts, and flowers in technically superb detail. A fresh introduction brings new insights into the author’s life’s work, and comprehensive notes make this an invaluable beginner’s guide to New Zealand’s unique flora.


A range of stationery accompanies this publication, including boxed cards and notebooks.

Praise for Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

'Audrey Eagle’s meticulous and beautiful renditions of our native flora are acclaimed, but it is in her insistence on accuracy that makes her works on native trees and shrubs such respected reference books.'
– Mary Lovell-Smith, The Press, October 2006

About the author

Botanical artist Audrey Eagle has painted New Zealand’s native plants since 1952, culminating in the 2006 publication of her life’s work, Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand, which won the prestigious Montana Medal for non-fiction in 2007. She lives in Dunedin.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $49.99
Extent: 256 pp
Illustrations: 200+ full-colour plates
Format: 240mm x 210mm
Binding: Flexibind
ISBN: 978-1-877385-90-2

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