It's been nearly 115 years since a stand of stately tulip trees was planted to grace the lovely walkway and lawns leading to the New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library in the Bronx. They joined a so-called mother tulip tree, which may be more than 100 years older, on the former grounds of the...
An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog.
The gorgeous botanical gardens at the lakeside Hotel Atitlan are not just any botanical gardens. They're spectacularly beautiful, made all the more special by the backdrop of volcano-surrounded Lake Atitlan, a jewel of Guatemala, often...Show More Summary
Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. Show More Summary
The plant started unfurling around 6 p.m. last night and emitting its signature stench. [ more › ]
In my last post I showed you the Perennial Garden and Heath and Heather Collection at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Ft. Bragg, California, which I visited in early August. Today let’s continue the tour, starting with the Succulent and Mediterranean Gardens. Show More Summary
The giant plant is known for foul smell.
I was not expecting this. None of us were. As we made our way up Highway 1 along the coast of Northern California in early August, naturally I’d planned a few garden stops, including a visit to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg, expecting little more than an hour or two of pleasant diversion from the road. Show More Summary
Photos by Ashton Garner
Founded by self-taught Quaker naturalist John Bartram in 1728, Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States. John, and later his son William, dedicated their lives to collecting...Show More Summary
The third corpse flower is expected to bloom over the weekend, and it is expected to be the biggest of the bunch. [ more › ]
It's still open, while a second and third flower are expected to bloom between Aug. 22-30. [ more › ]
In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, detail for the first time the opportunities for plant sciences that are now available with portable, real-time DNA sequencing.
(Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) A new paper by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reveals the opportunities for portable, real-time DNA sequencing in plant identification and naming. Using a handheld DNA sequencing device theyShow More Summary
Mei Xiang, the giant panda at the National Zoo, may be pregnant. And three “corpse flowers” may bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
A fall exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on the American abstract artist Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) showcases his sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories, and vibrant color swatches to illuminate the painstaking process the artist used to create his hard-edge geometric paintings. Show More Summary
A botanic garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol is expecting a stinky first in coming days as a trio of so-called corpse flowers is due to open and release an odor likened to the smell of rotting flesh. The event would mark the first...Show More Summary
The funk has been described as "a combination of Limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish, and smelly feet." And fans clamor for it. [ more › ]
Russian Architecture Student Beheaded then Dumped in Botanical Garden A Russian architecture student’s decapitated head was found in a botanical garden after going missing after a night... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Montecito’s Lotusland was in full bloom Saturday night, the botanical garden’s expansive green lawn filled with 500 folks in floral-themed finery and eye-catching designer dresses who had turned out for the nonprofit’s annual “Lotusland Celebrates” fundraising gala. This year’s “Avant Garden”-themed...