Few places in the world conjure up a more romantic image than Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Like Mandalay, another city with poetic associations, the reality is somewhat different. A bustling, dusty, and increasingly modern […]
"Throughout the centuries, the Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. This traditional reverence for nature has delivered us into the twentieth century with our environment still richly intact. We wish to continue living in harmony with nature and to pass on this rich heritage to our future generations." His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.
‘I’m going on holiday’. ‘Oh, anywhere nice?’ comes the response. ‘Bhutan’ I reply. The majority of my friends and colleagues have a pretty good idea where Bhutan is, with some vague recollection of a flag […]
The heady fragrance of hyacinths, immaculate Narcissus, incredible alpines and bustling biddies with notepads in hand, it can only be one event in the horticultural calendar – The Great London Plant Fair. Highlights in 2013 […]