Hi everyone, my name’s Leif; I was born in 1994 and grew up in rural Wiltshire where I spent my time running around the fields and woods looking for wild plants (as one does). I recently finished a genetics PhD at Kew Gardens.

I’ve written a couple of books about Britain’s wild plants (very non-academic ones, check them out) and run 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 persuade you to learn your daisies from your dandelions – it might just be the best thing you ever do!

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Agent: Sheila Crowley (Curtis Brown)


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


I recently finished 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