Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library,
1 PM, August 23 2013Hope you are planning to attend the very special Helen Fowler Library archives presentation prepared for us by April Miller, Librarian. Artifacts on display include:
De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes… by Leonhart Fuchs. Published inThe Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes by John Gerard. Published in
Florilegium Renovatum et Auctum by Johann Theodor de Bry. Published in
Temple of Flora, or, Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher: being, picturesque botanical plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual Systerm of Linnaus by Robert John Thornton. (Image above) Published in
in 1799. London
The Orchid Album (11 volumes) written by Robert Warner and illustrated by John Nugent Fitch. Published in
Laelia Purpurata Williamsii pictured above
British Wild Flowers by Jane Loudon. Published inThe Botanical Magazine by William Curtis. Published in
in 1846. Image above. London
Styles and techniques change through the ages, but the beauty never pales. April will also show a few Pierre Joseph Redoute lithographs, an Anne Ophelia Dowden artwork, and two vintage Burpee seed/nursery catalogs.
When you arrive at the DBG, inform ticket takers that you are at the Gardens for a meeting in the Library. Admission tickets are not necessary. If you'd like to arrive early, you can tour the Gardens prior to the meeting. The Gardens especially are lush right now. DBG closes at 2 PM today to prepare for it's annual Fete de Fleur fund-raiser, so touring the gardens after the Library is not available on Friday.
Hope to see you all there!