Student Exchange to Heidelberg & Munich Botanic Gardens
By Ian Hodgson
In July of this year I embarked upon a visit to the gardens of Munich and Heidelberg, situated in the heart of southern Germany. The purpose of my trip was to study the extensive collections of the respective gardens, my particular interest being of the extent of the succulent flora of Madagascar.
This branch of succulents pose particular problems with regard to cultivation and these techniques I also noted.
The trip was partly funded by a grant of £50.00 which was awarded by the Kew Guild. This grant system is a newly introduced scheme which allows monetary awards to be given to people who are embarking on a trip of a botanical/horticultural nature.