Gone are the heady days of the Victorian plant hunters whose exploits and courage brought us back fascinating plants from all four corners of the globe. Intrepid as they were, the vast majority of the specimens they brought back have gone out of popular fashion and now are no longer in commercial production. If it were not for the seed banks at Kew and Wakehurst, and the fantastic work carried out by local Wildlife Trusts and the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSIB), many of these plants would have disappeared from our knowledge and in some instances would be sitting on the very edge of extinction.
At the Garden of Eaden, we continually seach for information on all rare, the not-so-rare, and unusual plants that the passionate gardener is likely to want.
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