Think of Botanic Gardens in London - and you think of Kew. However there have also been a number of important botanic and physic gardens in London associated with gardeners, herbalists and horticulturalists, such as John Gerard, Phillip Miller and William Curtis, that have played an important role in relation to the development of botanical art and associated botanical books.
I've been spending the last month or so researching these gardens - and their locations - and references to them on historical maps - and today I'm announcing a new page for my website - Botanic and Physic Gardens of the past in London
Botanic and Physic Gardens of the past in London excludes Kew but does include:
The Gardens of John Gerard
Each section includes a brief history of the garden, a plan of its location where possible, a plan of its layout if available and what's happening at that location today. Plus references to the Botanical Publications and significant related botanical art associated with its originator or that particular garden.
If you're visiting London in the near future you might like to take a look at some of the locations where important gardens related to botanic art were developed in the past.
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