A plant specimen is a pressed and dried plant sample preserved for future scientific reference and research. Learn how to do this yourself here.
Botanical illustration is more about science than art. When a botanical illustrator draws a plant, they must focus on creating a very accurate drawing of the plant. Before photography was invented, botanical illustrations helped scientists understand plants. These types of illustrations are still needed today as they can show many parts of the plant at the same time.
Meet Catherine Wardrop, a botanical Illustrator at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:
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Who was Margaret Flockton? Catherine Wardrop explains her significance to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney:
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