This is Pascal's two films relating to our journey in Petén, the northern half of Guatemala, located at low altitude; this is where the Mayans established their most prestigious cities, including the famous Tikal. Botanical surprises abound even among the ruins of temples as well as in floodplain forests along rivers, and inside “Terra Firme” forests.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the French botanist Dr. Patrick Blanc, he is credited as the inventor of the hydroponic Mur Végétal, or Vertical Garden, over 40 years ago. His lush tropical creations are found across the world, and he’s known for his love of biodiversity. His 250+ planted projects have hundreds of species, as opposed to the handful of many other designers.
When you have the time, I definitely recommend watching both of these very interesting videos:
Field Trip with Patrick Blanc in Guatemala – Part 1 “Highlands”: Antigua, Lago de Atitlan, Ixil, Biotopo del Quetzal, Cobán, and Candelaria. [Filmed & Produced by Pascal Héni].
Field Trip with Patrick Blanc in Guatemala – Part 2 “Petén”: Petexbatùn, Las Guacamayas, Tikal, and Las Lagunas. [Filmed & Produced by Pascal Héni].
Watch many of their field trips such as in the Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Malawi, Java, Cuba, Sumatra, Peru, Brunei or in the Philippine Islands for our pilgrim at « my » Begonia blancii site, you just have to open this page: