This section features some of my favourites from outside the main centres of Cairo and Alexandria. First off, the Botanical Garden at Aswan in Upper Egypt. Established by the British in the early C20, it is incredibly romantic and beautiful, set on an island in the Nile and approached by sail boat (“felucca”). Planned as a home for economically important plant species, especially trees, from across the world, its collection is fabulous. The garden is one of the loveliest places in Egypt for a walk outdoors, and one of the most fascinating for any plant-lover.