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AHL Celebrates 40 Years with Highgrove Florilegium Exhibit Opening

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What: Exhibit opening “The Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art”
When: June 26, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Reservations required by June 18

Beverly Allen, "Cyathea australis"

Beverly Allen, “Cyathea australis”

Join us to celebrate the Andersen Horticultural Library 40th Anniversary with activities June 24-26 and a grand opening reception for “The Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art” on June 26.

Botanic Royalty Arrives!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the first stop in the Midwest for the traveling exhibit “The Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see 40 prints of exquisite botanical watercolors featuring plants from the Highgrove gardens of His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

The works on display represent some of the best botanical artists in the world today. The exhibit is on view June 24 – September 1, 2014.

Celebrate 40 Years in Three Days!

The Andersen Horticultural Library and the Leon Snyder Building—partners in horticulture research, public education and community outreach—opened June 26, 1974 with three days of grand programs.

Celebrate this milestone in 2014, with three eventful days from June 24 to June 26.

June 24, 2014

All events are free with gate admission ($12, ages 13 and up; Arboretum members free).

  • Reedy Gallery presents “Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art,” on view June 24 – September 1, 2014.
  • A rare display of the 2-volume bound “Highgrove Florilegium.” Kathy Allen, Librarian of the Andersen Horticultural Library, will display the 124 pages of watercolors. At the Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

June 25, 2014

All events are free with gate admission ($12, ages 13 and up; Arboretum members free).

  • Join us for a talk, “Mania and Delirium! Plants That Drove People Crazy,” that explores plant crazes such as Tulipmania, Fern Fever and Orchidelirium. Presented by Kathy Allen, Librarian of the Andersen Horticultural Library. Snyder Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Arboretum Director Emeritus Peter Olin invites you to share memories of the Andersen Horticultural Library and Snyder Building opening 40 years ago for the Library Memory Book.
  • Enjoy a taste of birthday cake, while supplies last.

June 26, 2014

Free and open to the public, reservations required by June 18 at z.umn.edu/highgrove or 952-443-1405.

  • Green Carpet Entry and Grand Opening Reception for “The Highgrove Florilegium” exhibit, with remarks by University of Minnesota Librarian, Wendy Pradt Lougee. Hosted by University of Minnesota Libraries and Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library. Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 5:30 p.m.

Image credit: Beverly Allen, Cyathea australis. The Highgrove Florilegium published by Addison Publications Ltd © A G Carrick Ltd.

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June 26
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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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