Member profile for HarvardGlassFlowers
Gardening since 1936
Father and son glass artisans Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka were commissioned by Harvard University's Department of Botany to create glass models of flowering plants to be used as study tools for teaching botany before the days of photography. The collection is on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA, open to the public, 361 days per year, and located just 3 miles from downtown Boston, MA.
A garden of flowers blooms throughout the year in the Glass Flowers gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Wander the aisles to admire blue iris, rhododendron, mountain laurel, water lily, orchids, or edible plants such as banana, mango, cashew nut and... » more
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|Gardening organizations:||Local Arboretum|
|Favorite park / arboreteum:||Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University|