The World in a Garden

Saturday, March 3, 2007 to Friday, December 21, 2007
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

Intro | Exhibit Concept | Exhibit Information Panels | Exhibit Photo Gallery

The World in a Garden exhibit explores ways in which botanic gardens since the early Renaissance have endeavored to represent our increasing awareness of the plant life of other continents and climatic regions.

Biology Professor John Burk selected images including many from the rich collection of botanical works in the Mortimer Rare Book Room to showcase how botanists and botanical artists have sought to describe and illustrate the diversity of the known plant world in an age of constant exploration and discovery.

Produced by the Botanic Garden of Smith College in collaboration with John Burk, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences.