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Rossioglossum grande
Thesaurus Woolwardiae
Orchid Paintings by Florence Woolward

April 11, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House


British botanical illustrator and author, Florence Woolward (1854-1936) was commissioned by the Marquis of Lothian to paint his orchid collection, one of the most extensive orchid collections in the 19th century. On display in this exhibit are prints from Thesaurus Woolwardiae, a compilation of the commissioned paintings. Florence Woolward's botanical artistry brings to life the orchids' natural beauty and the spellbinding range of orchids she was tasked with portraying. Join us on this journey into Orchidelirium. Also featured in the exhibition, is information about the Smith College Botanic Garden orchid collection.

Exhibition Curated by Stride Scholar Karen Yu '16

 

 

Framed and unframed lithographs of the original orchid watercolors go on sale at the Lyman Plant House beginning April 17, 2014.

 

 

 

 
 
 
Permanent installation of 178 different kinds of wood.
Lyman Plant House
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