Around the World

Forget the long airport queues and boring flights, you can see plants from all around the world in just one day at the BG.
Globe-trotting juniors can collect up a fun and fact-filled family-friendly trail and plant passport at the ticket offices throughout the summer holidays. Track down plants from all four corners of the globe, and travel the world within the Garden, collecting stamps and finding out just how far some of the plants have travelled.

On the way, budding botanists can try to spot the names of some famous explorers commemorated in the plant names – for example, the mountain flax that has come 11,630 miles from New Zealand is called Phormium cookianum, named after Captain James Cook, seafarer and amateur botanist, who mapped the islands on his first voyage (1768–71).
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