Kate Teltscher

The world’s largest flower is also its ugliest

30 March 2024 9:00 am

Known as ‘corpse flower’, the sinister Rafflesia resembles slabs of bloody, white-flecked meat, emits the scent of rotting flesh and eventually subsides into a mass of black slime

A guide to the apothecary’s garden

29 January 2022 9:00 am

On 23 May 1804, two months before his daughter’s wedding, John Coakley Lettsom threw open his estate in Camberwell. Some…