Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

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The meadows at Highgrove House  in Tetbury, England. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

If the rumours of recent weeks turn out to be true, then a certain member of the British royal family will be paying a visit to Kilkenny any day now. (...)