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Chris Chadwell - Lilies, Lamas & Leeches. Leading Himalayan plant expert
Wed 22 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
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Hosted by Bovingdon & District Horticultural Society, Chris Chadwell a leading Himalayan Plant Expert, having led more than 24 expeditions to the region. will be giving an entertaining presentation ' Lilies, Lamas & Leeches' about his plant finding travels in Nepal.
A Freelance Lecturer with more than 30 years experience speaking to wide-variety of clubs and societies around the UK, 4 lecture tours in North America, one tour in New Zealand, plus presentations in India, France, Switzerland and Norway; Botanist ; Co-Founder (in 1990) and Editor of the 'Himalayan Plant Association'; Founder & Editor of the North American and British Plant Associations; Founder, in 2017, of the 'Seed-sowing Society'; Proprietor of Chadwell Seeds 1984-2016; Travel & Plant Photographer; Research Scientist. Currently preparing a series of photographic guides to the 'Flowers of the North-Western Himalaya' - starting with Primula, Androsace, Geranium, Iris, Clematis, Rhododendron, Saxifraga, Delphinium, Salvia he continues to offer a free service to identify Himalayan flowers (available to both visitors undertaking treks and local botanists or plant enthusiasts) and compile an up-to-date Flora for Ladakh (sometimes known as "Little Tibet"). In recent months he has been making a significant contribution to the efloraofIndia google group (see: https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/home) both by assisting with the correct identification of Himalayan plants and adding images new to their data-base.