An eclectic journey around Europe spotting mainly plants. Opportunities arose during many zoo conference trips to various countries to visit gardens. This is a pictorial visit to many gardens or national parks in Budapest, Berlin, Arnhem, Rome, Barcelona, Bristol, and Wroclaw picking out the interesting plant or the interesting story to go with it.
Kew-trained Stephen is well known to many IGPS members. He was Curator of Horticulture at Dublin Zoo for 34 years until 2018 having worked in Bangladesh before settling in Dublin. He has been involved with the Irish Heritage Plants project for almost as long. Many members will have come in contact with Stephen though our Seed Scheme which he organised for many years.