Friday, 22 September 2017
Here at Botanica, hidden away where they cannot be seen are two magnificent hives which are full to the brim with bees ready to carry out their work of pollination.
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Few people have probably heard of a phenomenon known rather morbidly as the widowmaker. Like so many tales, it originates from the dark and mysterious world of woods and forests. But it might just strike closer to home, especially if you have trees in your garden.
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Who would’ve thought that an apple could cause such heartache? In the hamlet between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness lies a particular apple tree, well known to locals, that has made its home on the beach.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The word weed implies that the plant is growing somewhere that it’s not wanted, however recently there has been an increase in gardeners cultivating and admiring these plants.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
So we arrive in the middle of July, another magnificent month which sees plants and animals of all shape and size come into their own. This month, it’s time to settle down and enjoy the garden, and admire all of the wildlife that comes with it.
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Plants can be used to cure a range of ailments, from headaches to broken hearts! We talk about a few of the most unique plants, and how they can be used.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Summer Solstice marks an important time here at Botanica, and is steeped in myth and fable. In particular, we talk about the Elder tree which has a huge presence in the back and beyond of Suffolk.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 | Admin
Provenance matters when it comes to food. At Botanica, we believe that provenance is just as important for plants. If a plant says it is UK grown it is not the same as having UK provenance.
Monday, 28 November 2016 | Admin
Plant a tree to play your part and find out how important it is to select the right one. Also see how we are helping Ipswich school with their production of “Into the Woods” on 1st & 2nd December.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 | Admin
As part of Botanica’s work to support natural heritage projects, we have been delighted to add to the colours in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park this autumn. Earlier in the year we donated a variety of trees in its famous arboretum.