'The theater of plants'

Our popular Old Library exhibition 'The Theater of Plants': herbs, honey and horticulture across five centuries' took place from January-April 2017. An exciting interactive online version of the exhibition is now available! Explore 500 years of human encounters with the botanical world: from John Parkinson’s Theater of plants (1640), chock-full of herbal pressings gathered by an enthusiastic reader, to Charles Darwin’s musings on plants in his personal letters to his cousin William Darwin Fox.

Click 'Present' on the widget below and select the full screen option in the bottom right-hand corner. Use the arrow keys at the bottom of the screen (or on your keyboard) to navigate our online exhibition. Full screen viewing is recommended!