helping development projects with a gift book (Willem Van Cotthem)


Do you already have an ADENIUM Gift Book?

In 1999 I published a unique book together with Marleen Van Lancker (Merelbeke, Belgium) well known for her flower arrangements: it’s called ADENIUM.

It turned out to be an impressive gift book with dozens of colour charts of superb flower creations, made by Marleen and ordered according to the 4 seasons. As a botanist I gave a description of the family of plants with every arrangement in 4 languages: Dutch, French, English and German.

Photo Kurt Dekeyzer

The family of plants was selected according to one of the species of plants found in the flower arrangement.  With some of the families of plants I put in a drawing, featuring a certain species of this family. This way the book turned out to be also a valuable guideline to the botanic knowledge of people having an interest in flower arrangements.

Here are a couple of drawings featuring a specific species of the family of plants concerned.

As there are still a small number of copies of ADENIUM available, Marleen and I decided to offer the book at a bargain price. A considerable part of the money collected this way will be used for supporting some of our development projects of “Seeds for Food” (see

Do not hesitate and get to know this unique offer, a wonderful gift for people of all ages. For you it’s a splendid gift, for us a means to lay out new family gardens and school gardens. We count on you all!

Copies can be ordered at the exceptional price of 40 EUR (original price 65 EUR) by bank transfer on account nr:

IBAN     BE 12 29OO199697 92
Van Goethemstraat 45

After receipt of your remittance the book will be sent to you by registered mail.

If you buy one or more books, you automatically support our developing projects. I rely on the support of many people until stocks are totally depleted.

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.