Art and Science in the Garden for the World
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May 31 to September 1, 2016

Art and Science in the Garden for the World features reproductions of historic plant illustrations selected from our library's own rare book collection. Each work of art showcases a region of the world where Garden scientists are currently working to discover, study, and conserve plants.

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Underlying the Garden’s research activities are two indispensable resources: the Herbarium, containing over 6.5 million specimens, and the Peter H. Raven Library, holding over 200,000 volumes. The holdings of both the Herbarium and Library are among the largest and most comprehensive botanical research collections in the world. The Library’s rare book collection, dating back to 1474, contains over 6,500 titles published before 1825 and includes volumes of great rarity, artistry, and scientific value.