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.