Richard and Steve travel far and wide to find the star plants for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.
Work started early for the Australia Landscape, scouring nursery catalogues, botanic garden lists and websites in search of elusive Australian plants.
Many are non-hardy and the Western Australian flora almost impossible to find, although our searches did turn up some great plants grown here in the UK, and further afield in Italy and the Netherlands. We have gathered a bountiful stock of plants and intend to mark some of them as star plants which will be highlighted in the Landscape.
Left: Steve outside a glasshouse containing Australian plants in Italy (Image: RBG Kew)
Right: Richard in a Dutch nursery tagging Pandanus, another star plant (Image: RBG Kew)
Our next blog will be direct from the build, come back and find out how we are getting on. Hopefully the weather will be kind!
- Steve & Richard -
About Steve, Tony and Richard
Steve Ruddy is Manager of the Garden Development Unit, and is responsible for concept design, planning and delivery of a diverse range of projects, services and activities at Kew.
Tony Hall is responsible for Kew’s Arboretum, managing the globally important plant collections and heritage landscape. Expert in all aspects of plant growth and care, Tony manages the Arboretum Nursery ensuring the collections are safe guarded for the future. You can find out more about his work by following the Arboretum team blog.
Richard Wilford is the Collections Manager in the Hardy Display Section at Kew. His responsibilities include both nursery collections and collections on public display such as the Alpine plants, Grass Garden, Woodland and Rock Garden, and Order Beds at Kew. Richard also frequently contributes to the Alpine and Rock Garden team blog.
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