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The Plant Based Podcast

Oct 16, 2022

In this episode at Kew Gardens, @ellenmarygardening and @mrplantgeek meet Lucy Smith who not only teaches and illustrates botanical art but also played a crucial role in the identification of a new giant waterlily - the Victoria boliviana.

Find out just how much dedication and patience it took to see the flower at just the right moment and even get some tips of how you can start illustrating as well. After the interview, its the horticultural news round up including paludiculture, clogs and artificial lawn. 

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