The Garden Guide

Parkinson, John

Born - Died : 1567 - 1650

English herbalist, author of Paradisi in Sole Terrestris (1629) and Theatrum Botanicum (1640). The frontispiece to the Paridisi represents the Garden of Eden. The inscription at the bottom of the page proclaims: 'Whoever wants to compare Art with Nature and our parks with Eden, indiscreetly measures the stride of the elephant by the stride of the mite and the flight of the eagle by that of the gnat'.