Frank Kindom Ward, Last of the Great Plant Hunters. Mr. Ralph Millward.

We had an inter­est­ing talk from Ralph Millward whose interest in Rhododendrons led him to research and follow the path of one Frank Kingdom Ward who was a bot­an­ist. He went on around 25 exped­i­tions over a period of nearly fifty years, explor­ing Tibet, North Western China, Burma (Myanmar) and Assam (now part of North Eastern India).

His per­sonal trip took some 4 weeks and his slides of this part of the world were splen­did. Not too many Latin names of the plants he found and thus the story had a pretty good bal­ance.

Plenty of ques­tions and Vince gave a vote of thanks.

Peter Jackson.