Home > Author profile
Timothy Walker has been director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden since 1988. He studied botany at Oxford and was awarded a Master of Horticulture by the RHS.
He trained at the Oxford Botanic Garden, Savill Gardens, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before returning to the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1986 as general foreman. In 1996 he was elected to the post of lecturer in plant conservation at Somerville College.
Walker is a member of the group of conservation biologists helping to develop the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and has lectured widely to the public, nationally and regionally. Among his previous books are Euphorbias and Plants: A Very Short Introduction.
Books by Timothy Walker
Plant Conservation: Why It Matters and How It Works by Timothy Walker