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.
[draft] In June 2016 I visited the Gifford Arboretum during the APGA Conference
Our 2015 family holiday was based around Littlestone-on-Sea close to New Romney in Kent. The extensive property was right on the seafront with excellent east facing views over the English Channel to France. The beach is a mixture of shingle, sand and mud and the tide goes out a long long way; so much so the… Continue reading Sand, sea, steam and scheduled ancient monuments
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.
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.
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.
In April 2005 I was lucky enough to visit Kruger Park with Imke. Here are some of the photographs we took.
Following a visit to Cardiff I started to play around with Zoomify
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).