How does your garden grow?

Botanists, gardens, and botanic gardens.

Pink-flowering form of Broad-leaved Paperbark (Melaleuca viridifolia), one of the ‘gloriously gnarly’ plants. © Bronwen Scott

If I had the chance, I would spend all my time walking around botanic gardens, talking to botanists, and writing about plants and the people who study them.

In late May, I had the privilege of interviewing five professional botanists about their own gardens. What do people who spend their career among plants grow at home?



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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott


Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: