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Organized by The Chicago Botanic Garden, Curated by Anna Pavord
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House
March 6, 2009 - June 2, 2009
Anna Pavord, best-selling author of
The Tulip
, provides the text for this beautifully illustrated exhibit. Richly colored graphic panels tell the story of this beautiful and enigmatic flower, which ultimately becomes the object of obsession in 17th century Europe.
Opening Lecture by Anna Pavord
The Tulip: The Flower That Made Men Mad
Friday March 6, 2009 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall Auditorim
Followed by a reception and preview of the Spring
Bulb Show in the illuminated Lyman Conservatory
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for Britain's The Independent and The Observer. Her book, The Tulip, is an international best seller. Her latest book, The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants, is an adventure into botanical history.
Photograph by
George Wright
Smith College
Last updated on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.