Exhibit: The World In a Garden

In the summer of 1947, when future Smith College Professor of Biology John Burk was eleven years old, he read an article in National Geographic Magazine, entitled "The World in Your Garden", featuring paintings of familiar garden plants growing in their native regions around the world. After visiting the Spring Bulb Show for the first time in 1962, it brought to mind his encounter with the July 1947 issue of National Geographic, and, sixty years later, inspired The World in a Garden exhibit. We hope it inspires you to see the world in your garden.