Exhibits

Monday, May 2, 2016 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to rock cliffs to eating other plants.

Common hollyhock
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017

This exhibit features plant portraits created by Victoria I and Lillian Nicholson Meyer for the book; A Pompeian Herbal by Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, the pioneer of garden archeology. The illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations of Pompeii and those that still grow in the area today. The text, adapted from the book, documents the varied ways both the ancient Romans and the modern Pompeians have used these plants. Many of them can be found in the Botanic Garden’s beds and greenhouses, or perhaps in your own garden.

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Commencement & Reunion Exhibition
A live display in the Physiology House of some of the plants that are featured in the gallery exhibition, Plants of Pompeii: Ancinet and Modern Medicinal Plants. Come and immerse yourself in the scents and greenery of botanical Pompeii.