Joseph Banks garden wins at Chelsea, wilts in Lincoln

florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, Joseph Banks, transit of Venus

A garden celebrating the historic link between naturalist Sir Joseph Banks and the botanical discoveries he made on his 1768-71 voyage around the world aboard the Endeavour has won silver at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Meanwhile, rare plants at the Joseph Banks Conservatory in Lincoln, where the naturalist was born, are dying because a council says it hasn’t got enough cash available to care for them.

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