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

The Opportunist

Birches have an extremely long history in the Northern Hemisphere. Amongst the first plants to re-colonise Britain at the end of the ice-age, even Otzi, the 5,000 year old ‘Iceman’ of the Alps, was preserved carrying two containers made of Birch bark. This long lineage is due in part to their eagerness to colonise. Birches … More The Opportunist