for The Botanical Ark
It is our hope that The Botanical Ark endures as a representation (albeit a small one) of what this planet has to offer. Hopefully, it is an example that we can live in harmony with our environment and show we can pass land to the next generation in better condition than we received it.
We endeavor to pass on a small part of the gene-pool of plants that face an uncertain future in their natural environment.
It’s all very well planting examples of these species but we have to save the forests, the ecosystems, they came from, and the culture and traditional knowledge of the people who live there. They know which plants, or combinations of plants, can be used to improve our health.
We’d like to think that visiting The Botanical Ark may help people decide if the bio-diversity of the planet is worth saving. Something to consider is: what answers will give your grandchildren when they ask, “What’s a rainforest?”
You may also be interested in reading a brief biography of us, or how we found the land for The Botanical Ark, or about our plant collecting around the world, or how we are trying to help save the world’s rainforests, or some of our travel tales.
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Dr Peter Raven
“Their highly successful effort to create a unique botanical garden, or botanical ark... will help to save, understand, and appreciate the wonderful beauty of the rain forests.”
Dr Peter Raven
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“While most of us salve our environmental conscience by recycling the rubbish and sending a cheque to Greenpeace every now and then, the Carles attack the problem with inspiring practicality”
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Our (approx.) location
Precise location and directions are emailed for confirmed bookings.