Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

26-06-2017

Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific 3-10 January 2018

Including the Snares, the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island.

"Perhaps no group of islands on the surface of the globe, of the same limited extent and so perfectly isolated, can boast of three such beautiful plants, peculiar to their flora, as the Pleurophyllum speciosum, Celmisia [Damnamenia] vernicosa, and the subject of the foregoing description [Bulbinella rossii]" - Joseph Hooker, Flora Antarctica, 1844. This is an invite to a floristic nirvana. A gardener's delight. A botanist's dream. An invite to join a group of like-minded folks in discovering the plants of New Zealand's southernmost isles - the flora of our forgotten islands. Led by Dr Alex Fergus on behalf of Heritage Expeditions our voyage will take in the Snares, the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island. At the heart of our journey is the search for Hooker's megaherbs, a suite of oversized, brightly-flowering forbs that include Anisotome, Bulbinella, Pleurophyllum and Stilbocarpa (Azorella). Using our knowledge of the Subantarctic, we will make the most of all opportunities to experience the unique flora of the roaring forties and furious fifties.

Contact us on + 64 3 365 3500, 0800 262 8873 (NZ) or 1800 143 585 (AU) to request your spot today!

 

© Tessa Bickford Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific

© Tessa Bickford

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