Tree #1 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s First Jacaranda

In October, the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are a riot of purple blossom from the spectacular jacaranda tree. In this episode, Gus, the African Plant Hunter, takes us to the site of the very first jacaranda tree in Harare. Introduced to Zimbabwe in the 1890s, the jacaranda is native to Mina Gerais in […]

Tree #2 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – the Josiah Chinamano Flamboyant

In a row of perfectly aligned jacaranda trees, one lone flamboyant stands, offset from the line, and very clearly the odd man out. Why?! Welcome to Josiah Chinamano avenue in Harare, Zimbabwe, where Gus, the African Plant Hunter, reveals the quirky secret behind this tree’s eccentric past and the remarkable man, Sir William Milton, who […]