Episode 49. James Wong, Liz Earle’s In-House Ethnobotanist, On The Power Of Plants In Your Life

This week we are thrilled to welcome world-famous ethnobotanist James Wong to the show.

James is a plant scientist, broadcaster, science writer, author and self-proclaimed indoor jungle creator. 

Since 2014 James has been the in-house ethnobotanist for one of our favourite skincare brands Liz Earle, and to say that we were excited to sit down with James at Liz Earle’s HQ would be a huge understatement. 

During the course of our conversation we quizzed James on a whole array of subjects, from what ethnobotany entails, to the power of plants in our lives, all the way through to how to care for our houseplants.

James is one of the smartest people we have ever met, and this episode is a crash course in plant science, the use of plants in the beauty industry and how to keep your succulents looking fresh. 

Plus SO much more. 

We hope you’ll love virtually sitting down with James as much as we did! We felt a LOT more educated after an hour in James’ company! 

A huge thank you to the Liz Earle team for making our time with James possible. 


Ella's blog - Coco's Tea Party

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

James’ website - James Wong

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice

James’ Instagram account - @BotanyGeek 

Our show Instagram account - @LetsDiscussPodcast


Liz Earle skincare

James’ work with Liz Earle

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