ARS Victoria Newsletter – June 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 http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Robert-Fortune-Alistair-Watt/9781842466193.
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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