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The Gardens of The Sun, F. W. Burbidge A Naturalist's Journal on The Mountains and In The Forests and Swamps of Borneo and The Sulu Archipelago. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1880

The Gardens of the Sun is based on Burbidge’s two years (1877-1879) in Borneo working as a plant hunter for Veitch Nurseries, the largest group of family-run plant nurseries in Europe at the time. While on this expedition he also visited Singapore, Jahore, Kina Balu, Labuan Island, Brunei, and the Sulu Islands.  Beyond the botany, geography and climates of these areas, Burbidge provides detailed descriptions of the varied local groups and cultures and offers commentary on diverse subjects including rituals, dress, beliefs, trade and commerce.  The Gardens of The Sun, Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago, F. W. Burbidge