A short introduction to Marianne North from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. "In 14 years, Marianne North visited 15 countries on almost every continent, creating over 800 paintings in incredible detail. This film is inspired by her words and her life."
A 2 minute video about the Santa Maria Novella Garden.
Yes, I was already hungry. Shortbread cookies from Makabi & Sons, in Oaxaca flavor (shown; "Shortbread butter cookies with rich cocoa, sweet cinnamon and a hint of cayenne"). Also available in Maroc ("with roasted pistachio, fragrant rosewater and aromatic cardamom"), Verdon ("with floral lavender") and Oxford ("with creamy vanilla and fragrant earl grey tea"), plus three other flavors, $7 for 6 cookies at the brand website. Beautyhabit has a few of the flavors too, at $9.
RHS Garden Wisley (we checked in with them back in April) reopens, then below the jump, Journey Through Spring II from the New York Botanical Garden (almost 20 minutes long; we looked at their magnolias back in March). Next up, a walk around the double walled garden at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru; we checked in with them back in April as well).
The peony garden at Longwood Gardens, then below the jump, the director of the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, Mark Weathington, introduces you to the peonies in their collection.