The perfect small front garden tree?

The primrose

When tearful crowds queued to see a primrose

Wardian cases

The portable greenhouses that changed the world

Dot to Dot

The end of the line for Spain’s greatest rose breeding family

More Garden Stories

Discover the fascinating stories behind our garden plants – the journeys they’ve taken, the people who found or bred them. Meet those making garden history today. Gardens are full of stories if you know where to dig.



About the Storyteller Gardener

Martin Stott is an award-winning journalist who has written for most of the UK national press and reported from 21 countries for the BBC World Service and Radio 4. The storyteller garden blog combines his passion for storytelling, gardening and history.