Kew Gardens – Desert, Tropics, Mountains and Forest….

Through the gates on a bright, chill afternoon a couple of days ago and herewith a tour of the Princess of Wales Conservatory and Davies Alpine House by way of the Rock Garden and Woodland beneath the Temple of Aeolus. First stop, the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Arid/Desert environments - There was a…

Mount Teide Volcano, Tenerife

Or rather 'right plant, right place' - even in these extreme environments, many plants are thriving I had the good fortune of visiting Mount Teide on Tenerife recently - the cone of the volcano rising to become Spain's highest point, set within the high walls of a collapsed caldera. And the sun shone. Not the…