Botany is a topic that impacts on gardeners more than you may think. From the simple studies of plants carried out by early man in the Palaeolithic era, through to the ancient Greek philosophers, botany in one form or another is one of our oldest scientific studies. Botany has helped us understand and identify plants that are good for us to eat, use as medication and those that we should avoid due to their toxicity.

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