This book was interesting to someone who appreciates gardening already, but I do not think it would be of interest to anyone not already bitten by the plant bug. Having never been to the Philadelphia or Chelsea shows, it was interesting to hear his inside account of these institutions.
Further, though the book does not appear to have been written as any type of political statement, the author's discussion of international policies and practices about the collection of plant specimens was particularly interesting. It exposed an area where some common sense is badly needed in order to truly preserve bio-diversity of plant species in the world.
This one is for those of us who have more plants than space to put them. For those who are satisfied with a shrub here, a tree there, but otherwise don't want to bother too much with the garden, you might keep on going when you see this one on the shelf.