Subtitle: "A comprehensive guide to over 2,000 woodland plants". I had planned to purchase this book as most Timber Press books are excellent, but I checked it out from the library to preview it first. I was very disappointed. The first part of the book is a very general discussion of planning and installing woodland gardens. The major portion of the book is a "Directory" of plants suited to woodland gardens, at least in the British Isles. It is an extensive listing, but ignores many genera of useful plants from North America. There is essentially NO cultural information for the plants that are covered. Stating that a plant is from China and has pink flowers is hardly what I expect form a "Comprehensive Guide". Most entries do not have the benefit of a photo, which could at least provide the motivation to search elsewhere for pertinent information.