If you are looking for a plant-inspiring road-trip this May/June, then make it The Lizard in Cornwall and hope for good weather. When the sun is shining and the wind isn’t blowing too much, this peninsula on the southern most reaches of the UK can compete with the best wild plant hotspots of the world. It’s a great place and time for blowing species in the wind videography, or flower photography panning. If it’s straight-up plant photography you are after, then be sure to pack your tripod and remote, so you can first set up the shot, before sitting down next to it and waiting for a still moment to arise. It’s not a bad view in the meantime. Plantlife tells us the Lizard “boasts unique heathland vegetation types, nearly half of the British native flora, and 55 rare and special species.” Not only that, but spectacular coastal scenery, lots of lovely gardens growing plants that this mild southernly locale permits and of course the local culture. Here are a few of the species below you will find growing there. If you want to add to your trip, Plant Curator recommends Minack theatre Gardens, followed by Lost Gardens of Heligan, then the Eden Project before hitting Dartmoor and home. That’s assuming you’re not lucky enough to live in Cornwall of course.