The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries, August 25 through November 10
This exquisite exhibit, August 25-November 10 in Lotusland’s historic pavilion, presents an overview of the history of botanical prints starting with Fuch’s’ early 16th-century herbals through the explosion of plant material finding its way to Europe from all over the world through trade and exploration during the 17th through mid-19th centuries. Magnificent botanical prints resulted from this newly discovered plant material. The exhibit will focus on plants that can be found at Lotusland or grow well in the Santa Barbara area.
“The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries” is a collaboration with Arader Galleries, www.aradersf.com. All of the prints are for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Lotusland. Photo: "Amsterdam: 1705" by Maria Sibylla Merian.
Visitors may see “The Plant Hunters: Botanical Illustrations from the 16th to 19th Centuries” as a part of a Lotusland docent-guided tour. Tours of the garden take place at 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are required. Admission is adults $35; ages 5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free. There is no charge for Lotusland members. To make a reservation, please call 805-969-9990. A confirmation and directions to the visitor entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation. For more information about Lotusland, visit www.lotusland.org.