RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of a plant and its name was highlighted, shown in some beautiful historical herbarium records. The …

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

Early books were bound on the instructions of the purchaser, hence the potential discrepancy between the contents and what is shown on the binding.  (One could almost imagine covering some fluffy chick-lit with a Jonathan Franzen cover nowadays.) This was just one of the gems of information from Brent Elliott, RHS Historian, at the recent …

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