29 JUNE 1912, Page 13

Oxford Gardens. By R. T. Gunther, M.A. (Parker. Os. net.)—

This is partly a re-issue of Dr. Da,ubeny's descriptive guide to the Oxford Botanic Gardens, first published sixty years ago, and partly an account of the different College gardens, with notes on the bird and insect life of the place. Dr. Warde Fowler, of course, writes on Oxford birds, and Mr. G. C. Druce on flowers and "weeds." An unexpected but interesting little note is contributed by tho Rev. Hilderic Friend, who has added to the list of Oxford fauna two hitherto undiscovered species of earthworms.