Freelance lecturer, photographer, veteran of 27 plant hunting expeditions to the Himalaya
Proprietor Chadwell Seeds (Established in 1984)
CHRIS CHADWELL WITH LAMAS IN LITTLE TIBET
MAGNIFICENT SACRED LOTUS OF INDIA IN A KASHMIR LAKE
A FAMED MECONOPSIS - 'WEST HIMALAYAN BLUE-POPPY'
THE GREAT HIMALAYA RANGE
Chris is a modern-day PLANT HUNTER specialising in the HIMALAYA. After organising and leading 27 EXPEDITIONS along the Himalaya, from KASHMIR, through the borderlands of TIBET, into NEPAL and BHUTAN, he is the leading authority on the study and cultivation of plants from this region.
See the SEEDS FOR THE CONNOISSEUR Section for a unique selection of
choice species seldom available in cultivation.
A CLUMP OF A STUNNING HIMALAYAN SALVIA WHICH WOULD GRACE ANY HERBACEOUS BORDER
NEGOTIATING A LANDSLIDE IN THE BORDERLANDS OF WESTERN TIBETTHE UPPER INDUS FLOOD-PLAIN AT LEH
GOMPA (TIBETAN MONASTERY) IN LITTLE TIBET
Chris is a popular PUBLIC-SPEAKER having delivered hundreds of slide-shows around the UK over a period of 30 years. He offers DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS on an increasing variety of topics, illustrated with high quality images. His audiences include gardening clubs, specialist horticultural societies and general-interest organisations such as U3A and National Trust. He is currently taking bookings for his fifth lecture-tour in N.America - this time covering the Pacific North-West and Alaska. See LECTURES Section for more details. Why not recommend him as a speaker to a society you belong to?
NEGOTIATING A HIGH MOUNTAIN PASS AMONGST GLACIERS IN THE NW HIMALAYA
THE CHARMING MINIATURE KASHMIR CREEPING PRIMULA
GLORIOUS COLONY OF CREMANTHODIUMS IN NW HIMALAYA
Through his on-going FLOWERS FIT FOR A DALAI LAMA and FLOWERS FIT FOR A MAHARAJAH Plant Conservation Projects, Chris has been undertaking appraisals as to the effectiveness of government, NGO and local initiatives in the Himalaya. It is abundantly clear that a fresh approach is required to genuinely help save 'RARE and ENDANGERED' species and habitats. See Plant Conservation Projects Section.
KASHMIRI GARDENERS FOR P.KOHLI & CO.
HOOKER'S IRIS IN NW HIMALAYA
BUMBLE-BEE ON GLOBE THISTLE IN GARDEN IN LITTLE TIBET
BUTTER LAMPS AT MONASTERY
IF YOU HAVE ENJOYED THESE PHOTOS, SEE THE "TRAVELS" SECTION OF THIS WEB-SITE
FOR MORE IMAGES FROM CHRIS CHADWELL'S RECENT EXPLORATIONS.