UK IN PICTURES: Conserving plants on the UK's most southerly tip


coastal grassland with blue sea in the background

The coastal grasslands of the Lizard, Cornwall are some of the most diverse plant habitats in the country. Here, unusual geology combines with a mild climate and a remote and ancient agricultural landscape to foster many species that are found nowhere else on the British mainland. Click the main picture or thumbnails to cycle through the images.

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All images copyright Alistair Griffiths

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UK IN PICTURES: The New Forest comes alive


bluebells in nice lightReader Tori Green lives in the New Forest and sent in these quite spectacular images of British flora.

UK IN PICTURES: Readers' photos of spring


hazel flowersAs spring rapidly turns into summer in the UK many wildflowers are at their best and the trees are full of leaf. These wonderful photos have been sent in from far and wide. Enjoy!

UK IN PICTURES: Common spring flowers


bumblebee on primrose flowerThese glorious pictures were sent to Plant Talk by Jim Dimmock and were taken at the National Trust property Coleton Fishacre, once the 2,000 acre holiday home in Devon of the D'Oyly Carte family.

IN PICTURES: Welwitschia mirabilis


Thumbnail of welwitschia mirabilis Take a closer look at one of the world's botanical oddities.

Madagascar IN PICTURES


madagascar thumbGreg Farrington, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, recently visited the vast island of Madagascar with some of his team of researchers. He was kind enough to share some of his beautiful images of the extraordinary landscapes, plants, and people (and in a break from tradition, some animals too!) with Plant Talk.