Ask William and Friends
Ask William and Friends
OX Magazine
The Botanist
33 minutes Posted May 3, 2022 at 10:00 pm.
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Never has there been a more important time for people to appreciate the critical role of plants in our health and well-being.  

They soothe and heal with their medicinal ingredients, their oils and scents.  Even the act of gardening can smooth our furrowed brows and calm anxieties.  On a global level, they are key to the health of our environment and planet.  

Today’s guest is renowned botanist Dr Chris Thorogood, Deputy Director of the UK’s oldest botanic garden at Oxford.  Most usually found in the leafy borders of this brilliant English garden, he is also an intrepid explorer and adventurer – trekking through remote forests in search of new species and exotic flowers.  

He is also an amazing artist and creates exquisite paintings of his finds and favourites – just like the original naturalists of old.  I hope you enjoy this fascinating conversation with a true expert and a character as colourful as the plants he so loves…