The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida

The Kampong is the name given to the home and garden of the American botanist and plant hunter David Fairchild.  The garden is not part of the NTBG (National Tropical Botanic Gardens).  I visited The Kampong on several occasions during my stay in Florida whilst attending the 2016 American Public Gardens conference in downtown Miami.

Categorised as Visits

Driving and Firing Experience

On Wednesday 26 September 2007 Rupert fulfilled a childhood ambition of driving a steam locomotive. The venue was Alresford station on the Mid Hants Railways affectionately known as the Watercress Line. Thank you to all the family who made this a 40th Birthday treat a day to remember forever.

Orchid jolly around Kent

Late May and early June are usually great for spotting orchids. I recently joined some work colleagues for a jolly over to Kent and here are some of the things we saw.

TDWG, St Petersburg, 2005

The Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) hold an annual conference every year, in 2005 it was the turn of St Petersburg, Russia to play host,  This gave me the opportunity to revisit the city which I first discovered in 1988 when it was known as Leningrad.

Iter Mediterraneum V, 8-27 June 1992, Morocco

In June 1992 I undertook my first visit to Morocco together with Dr Stephen L. Jury and a group of botanists from several European countries.  Here are a few photographs taken by Stephen Jury which he has kindly provided. A report of the expedition can be found in Bocconea 26: 5-12 (download).