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The VanDusen Seed Store

Primula VanDusen HybridsAn intrepid group of volunteers at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC, Canada have worked for more than twenty-two years to develop their program of seed collecting, and now they offer their seed on the Web - where you can find many rare and unusual varieties.

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Louis van Houtte (1810–1876) Louis van Houtte

Born in 1810 Belgium, Louis van Houtte was to become one of that nation's greatest plant explorers and nurserymen. A biographical sketch newly translated by Judith M. Taylor MD from the 1911 original. More...

Davidia involucrata


Davidia involucrata - The Dove Tree

'To my mind Davidia involucrata is at once the most interesting and beautiful of all trees of the north-temperate flora….

Hers' Juliana LilacHers' Juliana Lilac

The International Registrar of Lilacs, Freek Vrugtman, discuses his search for the legendary lilac discovered by Joseph Hers in China almost 100 years ago.

Explorers, the Scottish Plant Hunters' Garden
Scottish Plant Collectors' Garden

Nick Dawson writes about establishing the new Scottish Plant Collectors' Garden in Pitlochry, Scotland.

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