Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Short Books
  • Short Books
  • Short Books

The Orchid Hunter: A young botanist's search for happiness

Leif Bersweden

Write Review

Rated 0

Trees, wildflowers & plants

In the summer after leaving school, a young botanist sets out to fulfil a childhood dream -- to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles. This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids.

He has just a few months to complete his quest no one has ever done it before within one growing season and it will require ingenuity, stamina and a large dose of luck.As he battles the vagaries of the British climate, feverishly chasing each emerging bloom, Leif Bersweden takes the reader on a remarkable botanical journey.This study of the 52 native species is a fantastic gateway into the compendious world of orchids one that will open your eyes to the rare hidden delights to be found on our doorstep.Like Two Owls at Eton and My Family and Other Animals, The Orchid Hunter is a charming account of a precocious adolescent s obsession with the natural world.Leif s enthusiasm for his quest is infectious, as is the quiet conviction with which he keeps at it, showing how plant hunting can be the ultimate mindful activity.

Read More Read Less

Readers also viewed

Left
Right
This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay