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Plants in Print

The Age of Botanical Discovery

From the Rare Book Collection of the Lenhardt Library

The Orchid Album

The advent of book publishing ushered in an exuberant age of plant exploration and discovery. Armed with, and inspired by, the growing botanical knowledge published in books, explorers set out to discover and study the flora of the world.

"The Conservatory would most definitely recommend Plants in Print to another organization. The exhibition text was well researched, contains an amazing collection of books, and was displayed in the highest standard. The Chicago Botanic Garden staff was very professional and pleasant to work with. We were pleased to have displayed Plants in Print at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden."

—Bonnie Roche, Exhibitions Manager, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery is a collaborationn between the United States Botanic Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden to share the rich history of botany and plant exploration with a nationwide audience.