MPG member Russell Beeton has moved to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where he is senior horticulturist looking after the Great Glasshouse, the tropical houses and nursery houses, and the plant reception facility. Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is famous for its Mediterranean-climate plants and conservation of endangered species. Russell was involved in MPG’s summer 2021 visit to the Oxford University Botanic Garden where he was a propagator working mainly in the Rock Garden to which he gave our members an introduction. He is pictured here with Banksia prionotes, of Western Australia, and Xerochrysum bracteatum, an annual in the Asteraceae family.