MPG’s first international expedition after Covid lockdowns starts today, Monday 2 May, with our member Goffredo Filibeck leading a botanising and walking trip in southern Tuscany. Planned more than six months before, the number of participants was limited to 16 due to lack of certainty about what regulations of local transport and restaurant seating would be. The most recent exotic event before this was in Israel in February and March 2020. In 2021 there were two residential garden tours in the UK, the first in Yorkshire followed by one in south-west Wales.