The Orchid Outlaw


On a Mission to Save Our Rarest Flowers
by Jacob, Ben | United Kingdom, Great Britain
Published 25/04/2024 by John Murray Press (John Murray Publishers Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

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LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE & SHORTLISTED FOR THE RICHARD JEFFERIES AWARD’One man’s fascinating mission to save the great British orchid’ Mail on Sunday’Noble work in a time of great change’ New StatesmanBen Jacob is the Orchid Outlaw. In the dead of

night, armed with a torch and a trowel, he risks everything, climbing into

building sites to rescue Britain’s rarest flowers from extinction. At once a

memoir, a natural history and an inspiring manifesto for a better future, The

Orchid Outlaw shows how we can all save our disappearing natural world,

one plant at a time. ‘A vivid love letter to Britain’s orchids . . . Ben Jacob breaks all the rules

with enormous success’ FRANCIS PRYOR’Unorthodox and precious’ Financial Times’Enchanting’ Country Life’A fearless battle and a lifelong passion . . . find out why Ben Jacob has

risked heavy fines and even prison to save our endangered orchids’