Hi everyone, my name’s Leif; I was born in 1994 and grew up as a botanist in rural Wiltshire. I graduated with a degree in Biology and I’m currently a PhD student at Kew Gardens.

I’m a published author and a botanical tutor, running plant identification training courses for The Species Recovery Trust. In a world where an interest in botany is becoming increasingly rare, I want to help put plants back on the map and I’m endeavoring to help do this through my teaching, research and publications.


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I love writing about plants! But you don’t have to be a botanist to enjoy these, I have tried to make them as accessible to the general public as possible

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I’m currently doing a PhD at Kew Gardens. I’ve had a go at explaining it, so have a read!


I’m really enjoying sharing my botanical adventures through short videos at the moment – have a look at my YouTube channel to see what I’ve been up to



I give talks about wildflowers and my books and I run plant identification courses for The Species Recovery Trust and The Wildlife Trusts. Come along and say hi!

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