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Exhibition tour of Joseph Hooker: Putting plants in their place

Visit the exhibition of photographs, journals and paintings by Joseph Hooker, one of Victorian Britain's most important scientists, currently being held in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Event details

Thursday 27 April 2017 at 12 noon, tour lasts 45-60 mins
Venue: 
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
Price: 
Included with entry to the Gardens, although booking is essential

Event overview

Joseph Hooker

An exhibition of the photographs, journals and paintings of the traveller and plant collector, Joseph Dalton Hooker, is currently being held in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. Hooker, who was a friend of Darwin, believed that botany revolved around putting plants in their place: collecting and classifying them, better understanding their habitat and creating a place for botany to elevate its scientific status. This exhibition takes a look at the impact Hooker had on Kew and on the wider botanical world.

About the tour

Join Jim Endersby, curator of the exhibition and a leading expert on the life and work of Joseph Hooker, for a tour of the exhibition and a fascinating insight into Hooker's achievements.

The exhibition is free with entry to the Gardens although booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 8332 3622 to book a place on the tour.