On one of the strangest pre-university gap years you've ever heard of,
Leif Bersweden spent the summer of 2013 hunting down all 52 species of
wild orchid native to Britain and Ireland. He introduces his book, The
Orchid Hunter, which tells the personal tale of this summer long quest.
As he travels all over the country, from the shores of the Channel
Islands to the grassy pastures of the Brecon Beacons, from the Holy
Island of Lindisfarne to the wind-swept coasts of the Outer Hebrides,
Leif teaches us about some of our most extraordinary native plants, the
history of orchid hunting in Britain as well as sharing stories of his
childhood growing up to love plants.