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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Arts and Archives Europe 2011 tour, Day 3: Kew Gardens and the Blythe House of Victoria and Albert Museum

(Salvia foerskaelei  illustrated by Ferdinand Bauer in Flora Graeca, published 1806 and colored by him self - Kew Gardens' Collections)

On our third day of our London stay we went to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In addition to a two hour presentation and viewing of the hidden treasures from Kew's rare collection we visited the Marianne North and Shirley Sherwood galleries which are now connected to each other. We also visited the Blythe House of Victoria and Albert Museum and were shown a very rare collection of Beatrix Potter paintings. More details can be seen here.


Jessica Rosemary Shepherd said...

Looks like you had a great time at Kew - Julia is great :) Hope you enjoyed the galleries too... pity I didn't see you! Had a look at your facebook images - they look wonderful and I see you have been VERY sneaky and taken photos in the Marianne North Gallery! Tut tut!

Did you see the SBA exhibition in Westminster?

MHjK said...

We did see the SBA exhibit, and yes I need to confess openly that I took one photo (without flash) from the M. North Gallery - the second was really taken for several years ago -
Our visits in London as well as in Mardid were a blast.