Eye - 23 June 2017

From Bartram's botany to a reader's devotion

A bloom of the Franklin tree. | Photo: Laura Blanchard / flickr CC.

Bartram’s botany

An eighteenth century Friends’ botanical adventures have been highlighted by Kew Gardens.

In the autumn edition of Kew magazine Tony Kirkham penned a piece about ‘the Franklin tree’, otherwise known as Franklinia alatamaha. Six of these unusual trees were planted at Kew Gardens last year.

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