So Many Plants, So Little Space

Bob Brown has a life-long obsession with hardy perennials widened and much honed since he started his nursery Cotswold Garden Flowers 30 years ago on an isolated acre of unpropitious alkaline clay in Worcestershire.  He is known for having opinions (many very critical) about all the 17 thousand or so kinds of plants he’s grown or tried to grow.  He has been vice chairman of the Herbaceous Committees of the RHS overseeing trials for the Award of Garden Merit (AGM). He writes for various periodicals including a monthly series in Gardening Which.  He’s holder of the Veitch Memorial Medal awarded for the science and advancement of horticulture.