The Plant Hunters

The Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Around the World

There are so many wonderful plants that gardeners enjoy and admire at home as well as in famous gardens and parks. But how many of us know the origins of these plants or how they came to be here? Most of them, if not indigenous to our location, were brought here by plant collectors or “Hunters” from around the world. Collected from nearly every continent on the planet by botanical/horticulturists that, far from being ‘airy fairy pansy lovers’, were intrepid, adventurous and daring folk, the Indiana Joneses of the plant world: Sir Joseph Banks aboard the EndeavorDavid Douglas and the Read more

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