Sunday, November 20, 2011
The 'Losing Paradise' finished its five-month run at Kew Gardens, London, as part of a larger exhibit titled 'Plants in Peril'. My son Ian and I were appreciative of the opportunity to see LP at its previous venue at the Smithsonian natural history museum in Washington. Kudos to Carol Woodin of the American Society of Botanical Artists for coordinating this groundbreaking collaboration between scientists and artists, in the service of conservation of endangered species! Their next major conservation-oriented exhibit will be featured by the historic home and gardens of 18th century Philadelphia botanist John Bartram, who helped ignite the love of botany worldwide.