Old Lions

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are a magnet for all those with an interest in the botanical. Since its inception in the 18th century Kew has grown from a small ‘physick garden’ to a horticultural oddessy filled with scientific collections, herbaria and stunning garden architecture. Kew and its partners now hold conserved seed from 10% … More Old Lions

Stranger Than Fiction

The plant kingdom is not generally considered a threatening presence; its members are a passive breed, the source of so much romantic imagery and literature. But one particular group has consistently inspired terror and revulsion and entered into the public consciousness like no other. The ‘murderous propensity’ of plants was first noted in the 2nd … More Stranger Than Fiction