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Jungling with Lady Charlotte…

A few years ago I spent a month in Burma, and one of the highlights of the trip was to see  the  National Botanic Gardens at Pyin Oo Lwin, way up in the hills near Mandalay.    It was rather … Continue reading

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The Tradescants and their Tomb

Just before the virus struck I was at the Garden Museum in Lambeth helping out on a course. We were in the new Clore Learning Centre which overlooks the  courtyard garden designed by Dan Pearson, [featured in March edition of … Continue reading

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The Tradescants

I’d just finished writing a post about something I’d seen at the Garden Museum when I  realised there might be some readers who wouldn’t know anything about the subject and would need a bit of background. So I started writing … Continue reading

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The Daffodil King of Tooting

Inspiration for this week’s post came from daydreaming & looking out of the window and noticing some daffodils coming into flower.  I  remembered that ages ago I wrote a couple of posts about their  history:  The Daffodil most dainty and … Continue reading

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Hatshepsut and Thutmosis

We tend to think of Botanic Gardens as being very much a western invention, and that the earliest ones  were founded in  northern Italy in the 16th century.  Of course it all depends what you mean by a botanic garden,  but … Continue reading

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