Edward Needham

Edward Needham’s early interest in the wild plants of his nat­ive Cots­wolds soon grew to encom­pass the flora of Europe and bey­ond, and reached a high point with sev­eral trips to the Nepal Him­alayas in the 1980s, and later to the parts of south-​​west China open to inde­pend­ent travel. His own garden in Corn­wall was ded­ic­ated almost exclus­ively to plants of nat­ural ori­gin. He was a con­trib­ut­ing author of Garden­ing on the Edge: Draw­ing on the Corn­wall Exper­i­ence.