Plant Explorer: A Plantsman's travels in North Vietnam
An overview of three collaborative expeditions undertaken to North-West Vietnam focusing on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. This area is a Plantsman’s paradise with a wealth of plant material, much of which is proving to be hardy when grown outdoors in the UK. The book highlights the diversity of extraordinary and stunning plants observed during the expeditions and provides a first-hand insight into expedition participation. Planned in partnership with The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) in Hanoi with fieldwork support from botanical institutions in the UK, USA & Canada.
Richard Baines is the Curator of Logan Botanic Garden, one of the regional gardens of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. He has a particular interest in Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias. A regular writer for horticultural magazines and the national press he has also appeared on TV, Radio and on Social Media. An extensive lecturer, including Guest lecturer on the Hebridean Princess.