Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Flora Londonensis

One of the current free displays at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London is Early guides to the plants of London, including Flora Londonensis and the Botanical Magazine (CLICK). English Apothecary William Curtis published Flora Londinensis in parts from 1775 to 1798. He followed this with his Botanical Magazine, which is still published today and is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants. The pictures on display in the Centenary Gallery until 30 November are of species that can be found along the Horniman Nature Trail or in the Gardens. Parents seeking holiday activities for their kids would do well to browse the Horniman website (CLICK).


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