Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

After 64 years and 267 installments, Kew’s study of East African plants finally complete

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Botanical books are often imposing tomes but few are quite as weighty as the Flora of Tropical East Africa (FTEA) – published in 267 parts that take up two metres of shelf space, it is the pinnacle of a 64-year project to document every wild plant species in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and its partners.

London Gardens: Ten of the Best

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London is a veritable hot bed of horticulture these days, with thriving community plots, buzzing pop-up parks and colourful guerrilla gardens joining an already rich collection of historic green spaces. Abigail Willis has toured them all for The London Garden Book A-Z out later this month, and has picked out ten of her favourites for The City Planter.