Euphorbiaceae: an introduction to spurges and mercuries
The spurges of Britain are a small, atypical representation of an incredibly diverse and widespread family. Our commonest species are weeds, but the coasts and forests hold fascinating examples. The flowers are a "fantastic surrealist jumble of strange miniature shapes" quite unlike most wildflowers, and well worth close attention. Their decorative foliage has made many spurges popular garden subjects. The Garden collection allows us to see familiar British spurges, as well as cultivated forms and those from lava-flows and salt-deserts.
£25, payable in full at time of booking