ARS Victoria Newsletter – June 2016

  • Date: 11th July 2016

New book on Robert Fortune

One of our members, Alistair Watt has just written a book on the famous plant hunter Robert Fortune, who brought many rhododendrons into cultivation. Alistair has been a plant hunter for over 20 years and has travelled widely. The ARSV visited his amazing garden at Laver’s Hill in October 2015. This book is available for pre-ordering at

The following is from that site: “This book is the first full biography of the great Scottish plant
collector Robert Fortune, famous for working in China and Japan from 1843 until 1861.

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