The World of Orchids

Time: 1:26

Since her first year at Smith, STRIDE scholar Karen Yu ’16 worked at the Botanic Garden with Manager of Education and Outreach Madelaine Zadik. Yu’s final STRIDE project featured the classic botanic orchid illustrations of Florence Woolward (1854–1936) as they relate to the Botanic Garden’s massive orchid collection. The result, “Thesaurus Woolwardiae: Orchid Paintings by Florence Woolward,” was on display at the Botanic Garden through January 2015. Here Yu and Zadik talk about the exhibit.