Historical Plant Walks

I am an ethnobotanical researcher. I run historical plant walks around Devon.

To discuss your needs, please contact me.

  • Email: hello@robinharford.com
  • Mobile: +44 (0)7733 547 537

What is Ethnobotany?

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally.

An ethnobotanist records and documents the local customs involving the practical uses of local flora in human culture.

You can listen to an interview I did with Mark Nesbitt, the Senior Research Leader for Economic Botany and curator of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew.

Current Project

My current project is documenting the cross-cultural uses of British wild plants as food and medicine. You can find out more here.