January 2018 archive


Atrichum undulatum [CC-BY-SA-4.0 Steve Cook]

When we went to the Berlin Botanischer Garten in 2005, we saw some pretty cool stuff,  including a flowering Welwitschia and some fantastic tree ferns. However, like every other botanical garden I’ve ever visited, mosses , hornworts and liverworts were effectively ignored, or – worse – treated as dreary also-rans at the start of one …

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Here be dragons

Jardin Canario [CC-BY-SA-4.0 Steve Cook]

Previously on Bagging Botanic Gardens: Maspalomas et al., Wisley, Brussels, Down House, Much Else Besides. The minute I found out there was a botanic garden in the north of Gran Canaria as well, a return visit became inevitable. The Jardín Botánico Canario “Viera y Clavijo” is in the outskirts of Las Palmas, and is much larger than …

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