Carolyn Fry, Tour Leader - Jon Baines Tours

Jon Baines ToursCarolyn Fry

Carolyn Fry is an author and journalist specialising in science, conservation, natural history and adventure travel. She has written and contributed to 11 books, covering botanical explorers, the origins of plant-based foods and climate science. Carolyn has won many awards for her work, including the 2016 Garden Media Guild Award for Best Environmental Book for Seeds: Safeguarding our Future.

A former editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, Carolyn has contributed to New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, BBC History, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Kew Magazine, among others. Her work has taken her far and wide; from visiting the world’s most remote post office in Antarctica, to following in the footsteps of Livingstone in Zambia and wandering ancient palm forests in the Seychelles.

She has appeared on two BBC documentaries, to discuss the role of plants as commodities during the British Empire and the resurgence of tropical gardens.

Carolyn Fry will be leading these tours

Spices in Mysore Market

Spice, Trade and Botanicals: Histories of the Malabar Coast

8 - 22 Feb 2021

The Malabar Coast has been a meeting place of cultures throughout history; its lush landscapes produced precious spices, rubber, teak and tea, which brought traders from far and wide. This tour...