The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Showcase for Flowers and Plants of the World

世界遺産キュー王立植物園所蔵 イングリッシュ・ガーデン 英国に集う花々
世界遺産キュー王立植物園所蔵 イングリッシュ・ガーデン 英国に集う花々
世界遺産キュー王立植物園所蔵 イングリッシュ・ガーデン 英国に集う花々

Found in the suburbs of southwest London, Kew Gardens is a magnificent World Heritage Site covering 300 acres with over 30,000 species of plants, many of which are living examples of rare, primitive flora drawn from the garden's own collection. It's also a prominent case of a classical English garden, representing a style that emerged in conjuction with the Age of Discovery, when Europeans brought back 'exotic' plans and seeds from all over the world and established the genre of painting and illustration known as 'botanical art'. This fascinating exhibition expands on the theme with displays of representative botanical artworks, drawn from the Kew's 220,000-piece collection, while also shining a light on the lives and work of scientists and artists from Charles Darwin and Joseph Banks to designer William Morris.


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