• Where the Wildflowers Grow

  • My Botanical Journey Through Britain and Ireland
  • By: Leif Bersweden
  • Narrated by: Leif Bersweden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins

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Publisher's Summary

'When was the last time you stopped and noticed a wild plant?'

An intriguing and timely exploration of the importance of Britain and Ireland's plant life.

Leif Bersweden has always been fascinated by wild plants. From a young age, his afternoons were spent hunting for and cataloguing the plants in his local area. But it is a landscape that is fast disappearing.

Climate change, habitat destruction and declining pollinator populations mean that the future for plant life looks bleaker than ever before. Many of us are also unable to identify, or even notice, the plants that grow around us.

Now a botanist, Leif decides to go on a mission, to explore the plants that Britain and Ireland have to offer and to meet those who spend time searching for them. Over the course of a year, Leif goes on a journey around the UK and Ireland, highlighting the unique plants that grow there, their history and the threats that face them. His journey takes him from the Cornish coast to the pine forests of Scotland—even to the streets of London, proving that nature can be found in the most unexpected places. Along the way, Leif highlights the joy and positivity that can be found through understanding nature and why it is so desperately important to protect our wildflowers.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Leif Bersweden (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Liam
  • 08-02-22

Brilliant

Listen to this, it's a great story about some of the UK and Irelands most amazing flora. Gets you ready to head out botanising!

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  • A
  • 07-22-22

Well Written and Engaging.

I enjoyed this book. It was well written and researched, easy to focus on (I have a tendency towards getting distracted), and written about a very interesting topic. Personally I'd have liked a little more detail about the specific plants and environments he covers, but I think the level of detail he goes into keeps the book easy to get into and follow, without the risk of people who may be newer to the topics getting bored, or being put off by needing any previous knowledge.

I also enjoyed the narration, I really like hearing books in the author's own voice.

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  • Mr
  • 07-14-22

Great narration !

Fascinating journey round Great Britain and all its wildflowers !
Thoroughly recommend.
The narration will s gentle escapism from the crazy world we inhabit !